Wednesday, 20 October, 2021
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Country records lowest corona cases in 139 days

24 more die, 589 infected

Twenty-four more people died of Covid-19 infections in Bangladesh and 589 cases  were detected in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The number of cases is  lowest in 139 days since May 16, when the country saw 363 cases. On Friday, the country logged 21 Covid deaths and 847 cases, reports UNB.

The new cases till Saturday morning were detected after testing 17, 283 samples.

With this, the daily case positivity rate declined slightly to 3.41 percent from Friday’s 3.43 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate in the country remained below 5 per cent for the 10th consecutive day.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 per cent or below for 14 days it is considered to be safe for mass unlocking.

The daily case positivity rate in Bangladesh reached its peak 32.55 percent on July 24 this year.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,555 while the caseload mounted to 15,57,347, said the DGHS.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent.

The recovery rate slightly increased to 97.45 per cent with the recovery of 741 more patients during the 24-hour period.

So far, 15,17,642 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.