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Covid: Daily infection rate remains below 15% for second day

  • Published at 05:31 pm August 26th, 2021
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A relative wearing protective suit reacts while burying the body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 8, 2020 Reuters

Single-day death count hits lowest in two months

The single-day coronavirus infection rate in Bangladesh remained below 15% for a straight second day on Thursday, with the health authorities reporting 4,698 new cases.

The country tallied another 102 fatalities, the lowest daily death count since June 26, when 77 fatalities were logged.

As many as 34,111 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 13.77%.

Besides, 8,314 more patients recovered from the infectious disease between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). 

The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 25,729, total caseload to 1,482,628 and the total number of recoveries to 1,397,885.

Dhaka counted 37 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chittagong with 24 fatalities.

Thirteen deaths were reported in Sylhet division, eight in Khulna, six in Barisal, five each in Mymensingh and Rajshahi, and four in Rangpur.

Of them, 101 died at different hospitals across the country, while one died at home.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 2,601 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 880.

The infection rate against all tests conducted in the country to date stands at 16.87%.

Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 94.28% and the mortality rate at 1.74 %.

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As of Wednesday, some 17.54 million people have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while around 7.2 million of them have received both doses.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus later named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8 last year.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 4.48 million lives and infected over 214.94 million people across the world as of Thursday evening, according to Worldometer.

More than 192.25 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.