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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 51 more deaths; 1,871 new cases

  • Published at 05:15 pm September 12th, 2021
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A Covid-19 patient is waiting to be taken to the emergency unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, on Friday, July 30, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Daily infection rate stands at 7.46%

Bangladesh has registered 51 deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to Sunday morning. 

With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 26,931 in the country.

With 1,871 people testing positive over the same period, the number of total infections rose to 1,530,413.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Sunday.

A total of 25,074 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours, of which 7.46% tested positive – up from Saturday’s 7.03%.

The overall test positivity rate stands at 16.55%. 

The mortality rate, meanwhile, remains constant at 1.76%.

At least 3,586 Covid-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 1,478,821. 

The recovery rate currently stands at 96.63%.

Of the 51 deceased, 22 were male and 29 female. 

Twenty-two of the deceased patients were aged above 60, 16 between 51 and 60, seven between 41 and 50, three aged between 31 and 40, two aged between 21 and 30, and one was aged between 11 and 20.

Among the reported deaths, 19 died in the Dhaka division, 14 in Chittagong, nine in Khulna, six in Sylhet, and one each in Rangpur, Rajshahi, and Mymensingh divisions.

The countrywide Covid-19 restrictions imposed after Eid-ul-Azha were eased in phases from August 11, much to the dismay of public health experts.

They fear the recent downward trend in Covid-19 infections and deaths is only temporary and another wave of the pandemic may be just around the corner.

Health professionals dread that while the infection rate may drop to as low as 10% by mid-September, it will start spiking again after that.

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 first death was reported 10 days later.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has so far claimed over 4.64 million lives and infected more than 225.21 million people throughout the world till Sunday afternoon, according to worldometer.

More than 201.78 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 221 countries and territories across the planet.