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Lowest corona deaths in 7 months

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Lowest corona deaths in 7 months

The daily number of deaths from coronavirus in the country has been lowest in seven months with the infection rate below 5 per cent for the last 17 consecutive days.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the country has reported 12 more deaths and 663 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday.

For the 17th consecutive day, the country reported daily positivity rate below 5 percent. The infection rate was reported 2.97 percent on Thursday, 2.88 percent on Wednesday and 2.72 percent on Tuesday.

The below-5percent positivity rate indicated an improvement in handling the coronavirus situation in the country, health experts said, adding that the Covid-19 situation is considered stable now.

Earlier on March 11, the health directorate recorded a 5.82 percent positivity rate in the country.  On June 7, the health officials reported 11.47 percent positivity rate followed by an alarming rise in infections which reached its peak at 32.55 percent on July 24 this year.

The DGHS data show the daily infection rate started declining from the beginning of the current month.

During the second wave of the coronavirus infection, the highest of 264 deaths was recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while the highest of 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.

The number of total infections has risen to 15,60,818 with the overall positivity rate 15.78 percent.

The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 21 days in row and below 40 for 18 consecutive days with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

The number of daily deaths from coronavirus declined to 12 in the last 24 hours till 8am Thursday, which is the lowest in around seven months. Bangladesh reported 11 casualties on March 17 followed by a steady spike in daily fatalities.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,647 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 per cent.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.50 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 664 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,21,777.

The DGHS said the coronavirus situation is the worst in the capital as the highest corona deaths and infections were registered in Dhaka division in the last 24 hours.

Of the 12 fresh deaths, four were reported in Dhaka division while five in Chattogram, two in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.

Of the 663 new cases, 389 were logged in Dhaka division while 16 in Mymensingh, 95 in Chattogram, 34 in Rajshahi, 43 in Rangpur, 31 in Khulna, 37 in Barishal and 18 in Sylhet division.

A total of 22,321 samples, out of 22,782 collected, were tested at 821 labs in the country during the period. With this, 98,91,614 samples have so far been tested across the country.

The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.