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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 38 more deaths, 1,907 new cases

  • Published at 05:15 pm September 17th, 2021
File photo of People consult a doctor before swab testing at Mugda Medical College and Hospital, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 23, 2020 Reuters

Infection rate 6.41% in 24 hours

Bangladesh tallied another 38 deaths from coronavirus and 1,907 new infections on Friday.

Meanwhile, 2,919 more patients recovered from the disease in the 24 hours between 8am on Thursday and 8am on Friday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,147, the total caseload to 1,540,110 and the total number of recoveries to 1,497,009.

As many as 29,756 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 6.41%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 16.4%.

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 45 on Friday.

Dhaka counted 17 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chittagong with eight fatalities.

Seven deaths were reported in Chittagong, three in Sylhet, two in Rangpur and one in Mymensingh.

All 38 of them died at different hospitals across the country.

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Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 1,376 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 154.

Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.2% and the mortality rate at 1.76%.

Around 21.85 million people in the country have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine; of them, some 14.39 million have taken both doses, the latest DGHS data show.

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 4.68 million lives and infected more than 227.92 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 204.6 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.