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Corona infection rate falls further

9 more die, 396 cases detected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The country’s coronavirus situation has been improving day by day as the daily infection rate has fallen further. The infection rate now stands at 2 percent.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country has reported 9 more deaths and 396 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till 8am on Friday.

For the 11th consecutive day the country reported daily positivity rate below 3 percent as 2.09 percent infection rate has been reported in the last 24hours. However, the daily infection rate was reported below 4 percent for 16 days in a row and below 5 percent for the last 25 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 15,64,881 with the overall positivity rate 15.55 percent. The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 29 days in row and below 40 for 26 consecutive days with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,746 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 per cent. At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.57 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 523 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,26,891. 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 9 fresh deaths, 6 were reported in Dhaka division while 2 in Chattogram, no death was reported in Rajshahi, zero in Khulna, zero death in Barishal division and zero in Rangpur divisions while zero in Mymensigh and one in Sylhet divisions in the last 24 hours.

Of the 396 new cases, 251 were logged in Dhaka division while 2 in Mymensingh, 57 in Chattogram, 36 in Rajshahi, 12 in Rangpur, 24 in Khulna, 11 in Barishal and 3 in Sylhet division. A total of 18,980 samples, out of 19,003 collected, were tested at 829 labs in the country during the period. With this, 100,61,245 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.