Monday, 18 October, 2021

Corona infection rate below 3pc for 7 days

11 more die, 599 infected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The daily coronavirus infection rate has remained below 3 percent for last seven days in the country, suggesting that the pandemic situation has gradually been improving.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country has reported 11 more deaths and 599 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till 8am on Monday.

For the 7th consecutive day, the country reported daily positivity rate below 3 percent as 2.58 percent infection rate has been reported in the last 24hours.

However, the daily infection rate was reported below 4 percent for 12 days in a row and below 5 percent for last 21 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 15,62,958 with the overall positivity rate 15.67 percent.

The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 25 days in row and below 40 for 22 consecutive days with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,699 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 634 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,24,467.

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 11 fresh deaths, seven were reported in Dhaka division and one each in Khulna, Barishal and Mymensigh divisions.

Of the 599 new cases, 456 were logged in Dhaka division while 7 in Mymensingh, 46 in Chattogram, 23 in Rajshahi, 17 in Rangpur, 21 in Khulna, 4 in Barishal and 12 in Sylhet division.

A total of 23,193 samples were tested at 821 labs in the country during the period. With this, 99,75,389 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 on 18 March.