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Lowest corona positivity rate in 7 months

23 more die, 694 infected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Lowest corona positivity rate in 7 months

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Bangladesh has reported 23 more deaths and 694 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till 8am on Tuesday with a further fall in the daily case positivity rate.

During the period, the infection rate was reported at 2.72 percent, lowest in over seven months since February 28 when the positivity rate was 2.78 percent.

With this, the case positivity rate remained below 5 percent for 15 consecutive days.

On Monday, the country recorded 18 virus fatalities and 794 cases with an infection rate of 3.19 percent.

The number of total infections has risen to 1,559,452 with an overall positivity rate of 15.84 percent while the national death has reached 27,614 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 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.

The daily infection rate started declining from the beginning of the last month. The recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.49 percent with the recuperation of 708 more Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours. In total, the recoveries stand at 1,520,296.

Highest corona deaths and infections in the last 24 hours were registered in Dhaka division.

Of the 23 fresh deaths, 13 were reported in Dhaka division while five in Chattogram, two in Khulna, one death was logged in Rajshahi, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions each. However, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions registered no deaths.

Of the 694 new cases, 488 were logged in Dhaka division while 14 in Mymensingh, 79 in Chattogram, 30 in Rajshahi, 40 in Rangpur, 23 in Khulna, nine in Barishal and 11 in Sylhet division.

A total of 25,499 samples were tested at 821 labs in the country during the period. With this, 9,844,917 samples have so far been tested across the country.