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Corona claims 6 more lives, 718 infected in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Six people died from coronavirus infections, and 718 people were infected with the deadly virus in the country in the last 24 hours until Monday.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the daily infection rate must be kept below five percent to keep the country’s coronavirus situation under control, but Bangladesh’s infection rate has crossed 10 percent for over a week.

Of the deceased, three were male and three were female. One of them was aged between 31 and 40 years old, one was between 51 and 60 years old, three were between 61 and 70, and one was between 71 and 80 years old.

A total of 5,288 samples were tested across the country during the period, while 5,262 samples were collected.

The country’s daily coronavirus infection rate has remained over 10 percent for over a week, as the single-day cases and casualties also increased here.

The daily infection rate was reported at 13.58 percent in the last 24 hours,

 while the total infection rate has stood at 13.61 percent in the country.

The total number of infection cases has risen to 20,22,408, while the total number of deaths from the virus infection has stood at 29,359 in Bangladesh.

The DGHS report also said at least 436 corona patients had recovered in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries is now 19,62,164, with a recovery rate of 97.08 percent.

According to the DGHS report, in epidemiological week 38 (September 19–25), the country faced a 49.5 percent increase in daily infection cases and a 180 percent increase in daily deaths compared to the previous week.

The report said 4,076 infection cases were reported and 14 died in the 38th epidemiological week of the country, while 2727 infection cases and five deaths were reported in the epidemiological week 37 (September 12-18) this year.

Of the 14 deaths, eight coronavirus patients took the coronavirus vaccine and six patients didn’t take the jab.