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Country sees lowest corona deaths in eight months

Seven die in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The country has recorded only seven deaths and 645 cases from coronavirus in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday.

The Covid-19 infection rate has remained below 5 percent for the last 18 consecutive days in the country. The fatalities and infections are the lowest in eight months.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country has reported 7 more deaths and 645 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till 8am on Friday.

The number of daily coronavirus deaths has dropped to seven in the last 24 hours which is lowest in last 8 months in the country, amid a steady improvement in the country's coronavirus situation.

Earlier on March 11 this year, the country witnessed six coronavirus deaths followed by a fall in daily fatalities.

For the 18th consecutive day, the country reported daily positivity rate below 5 percent. The daily infection rate was reported 2.77 percent on Friday, 2.97 percent on Thursday, 2.88 percent on Wednesday and it was 2.72 percent on Tuesday.

The DGHS data said 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 15,61,463 with the overall positivity rate 15.75 percent. The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 22 days in row and below 40 for 19 consecutive days with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,654 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 per cent.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.51 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 814 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,22,591.

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

Of the 7 fresh deaths, three were reported in Dhaka division while 3 in Chattogram and one in Rangpur.

Of the 645 new cases, 459 were logged in Dhaka division while 16 in Mymensingh, 64 in Chattogram, 27 in Rajshahi, 28 in Rangpur, 34 in Khulna, 11 in Barishal and 6 in Sylhet division.

A total of 23,302 samples, out of 23,204 collected, were tested at 821 labs in the country during the period. With this, 99,14,916 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.