Sunday, 28 November, 2021
E-paper

Daily corona deaths drop

5 more die, 289 cases detected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 October, 2021 12:00 AM
  • Print news

The coronavirus situation in the country remains stable as the daily infection rate dropped to below 2 percent for more than a week and the number of death also dropped to lowest in the year.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country has reported five more deaths and the number of infections from coronavirus also dropped to 289 in last 24 hours till 8am on Monday.

The daily coronavirus infection rate has dropped to below 2 percent for over a week as 1.39 percent infection rate was reported on Monday, 1.49 percent on Sunday, 1.85 percent on Saturday, 1.36 percent on Friday, 1.51 percent on Thursday and 1.80 percent on Wednesday.

For the 21th consecutive day the country reported daily positivity rate below 3 percent. The infection rate was below 4 percent for 26 days in a row and below 5 percent for last 35 consecutive days.

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 15,67,981 with the overall positivity rate 15.31 percent.

The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 39 days in row and below 40 for 36 consecutive days with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,828 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 per cent.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.69 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 413 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,31,740.

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 5 fresh deaths, 2 were reported in Dhaka division while 2 in Chattogram, zero death were 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 289 new cases, 210 were logged in Dhaka division while 2 in Mymensingh, 29 in Chattogram, 9 in Rajshahi, 15 in Rangpur, 9 in Khulna, 8 in Barishal and 7 in Sylhet division.

A total of 20,773 samples, out of 20,833 collected, were tested at 833 labs in the country during the period. With this, 102,42,923 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.