Bangladesh has reported 21 deaths and 847 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Friday morning, registering a further fall in the virus fatalities and cases.
The daily case positivity rate also remained below 4 percent for the 2nd consecutive day with 3.43 percent reported during the period. Overall, the infection rate remained below 5 percent for 11 days in a row.
On Thursday, 23 corona deaths and 860 infections were reported in the country with a positivity rate of 3.24 percent.
After the invasion of the Delta variant of virus, the infection rate continued to swell in the country reaching the peak at 32.55 percent on July 24 last.
During the second wave of the coronavirus infections, highest 264 deaths were recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while record 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the daily infection rate started declining from the beginning of the last month. In the first three days of September, the infection rate was a little bit over 10 percent but it declined below 10 percent from September 4 and below 5 percent infection rate was reported on September 21.
Last year, the positivity rate started declining from the first week of September which was 15 percent during the time. Later, the infection rate declined to 12 percent in the following weeks. The infection rate was near 12 percent in October last year.
Highest corona deaths and infections in the last 24 hours were registered in Dhaka division.
Of the 21 fresh deaths, nine were reported in Dhaka division while five in Chattogram, four in Khulna, one death was reported in Rajshahi and Barishal each. However, Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions registered no deaths during the period.
Of the 847 new cases, 595 were logged in Dhaka division while 15 in Mymensingh, 97 in Chattogram, 46 in Rajshahi, 18 in Rangpur, 49 in Khulna, 15 in Barishal and 12 in Sylhet division.
A total of 24,670 samples, out of 24,798 collected, were tested at 821 labs in the country during the period. With this, 9,755,961 samples have so far been tested across the country.