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Lowest corona cases in five months

20 more die, 415 infected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh has reported 20 deaths and 415 cases from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Saturday, registering a rise in fatalities and a decline in both cases and positivity rate.

The single-day case tally is lowest in around five months after May 16 when the country logged 363 cases.

The infection rate has also dropped to 2.45 percent from 2.77 percent reported a day ago.

On Friday, seven Covid-19 patients died and 645 cases were detected in the country.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus cases in the capital and all upazilas of Dhaka district was 262 while nine COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The official tally showed the virus has so far killed 27,674 people with a case fatality rate of 1.77 percent and infected 1,561,878 in Bangladesh.

Of the total fatalities, 12,061 were registered in Dhaka division while 5,619 in Chattogram, 2,030 in Rajshahi, 3,572 in Khulna, 938 in Barishal, 1,257 in Sylhet, 1,360 in Rangpur and 837 in Mymensingh division.

The recovery count has risen to 1,523,134 after another 543 patients recuperated while the recovery rate has reached 97.52 percent. Over the past 24 hours, 16,925 samples were tested in the country.

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.

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.