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Corona deaths drop to 7

Positivity rate 2.16pc

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Corona deaths drop to 7

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The numbers of deaths and infections from coronavirus declined further in the last 24 hours as the pandemic situation is improving in the country gradually.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country has reported seven more deaths and 466 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till 8am on Thursday.

For the 10th consecutive day the country reported daily positivity rate below 3 percent as 2.16 percent infection rate has been reported in the last 24hours.

However, the daily infection rate was reported below 4 percent for 15 days in a row and below 5 percent for last 24 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 15,64,485 with the overall positivity rate 15.58 percent.

The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 28 days in row and below 40 for 25 consecutive days with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,737 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 per cent.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.56 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 695 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,26,368.

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, 3 were reported in Dhaka division while 2 in Chattogram, one death was reported in Rajshahi, one in Khulna, zero death in Barishal division and zero in Rangpur divisions while zero in Mymensigh and zero in Sylhet divisions in the last 24 hours.

Of the 466 new cases, 342 were logged in Dhaka division while 3 in Mymensingh, 47 in Chattogram, 24 in Rajshahi, 9 in Rangpur, 23 in Khulna, 2 in Barishal and 16 in Sylhet division.

A total of 21,568 samples, out of 21,415 collected, were tested at 829 labs in the country during the period. With this, 100,42,265 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.