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Corona infection rate remains below 3pc

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Corona infection rate remains below 3pc

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The country’s coronavirus situation is ‘stable’ as the daily infection rate has remained below five percent for the last 20 days consecutively.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country has reported 14 more deaths and 481 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till 8am on Sunday.

For the sixth consecutive day the country reported daily positivity rate below 3 percent as 2.36 percent infection rate has been reported in the last 24hours.

However, the daily infection rate was reported below 4 percent for 11 days in a row and below 5 percent for last 20 consecutive days in the country. The DGHS data said the daily infection rate started declining from the ending of the last 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 15,62,359 with the overall positivity rate 15.70 percent. The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 24 days in row and below 40 for 21 consecutive days with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,688 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 per cent.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.53 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 699 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,23,833.

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 14 fresh deaths, 7 were reported in Dhaka division while 1 in Chattogram, two deaths were reported in Rajshahi, one in Khulna, one death in Barishal division and zero in Rangpur divisions while one in Mymensigh and one in Sylhet divisions in the last 24 hours.

Of the 481 new cases, 361 were logged in Dhaka division while 3 in Mymensingh, 54 in Chattogram, 22 in Rajshahi, 13 in Rangpur, 18 in Khulna, 4 in Barishal and 6 in Sylhet division.

A total of 20,355 samples, out of 19,952 collected, were tested at 821 labs in the country during the period. With this, 99,52,196 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.