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Bangladesh reports 26 Covid deaths, lowest in nearly 4 months

  • Published at 06:06 pm September 20th, 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

The daily test positivity rate stands at 5.67%

Single-day deaths from coronavirus hit a 115-day low in Bangladesh with the health authorities reporting another 26 fresh fatalities in the 24 hours to 8am on Monday.

The country earlier registered 22 deaths on May 27.

The caseload jumped by 1,555 over the 24-hour period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As many as 27,431 samples were tested across the country, with a positivity rate of 5.67%.

During the same period, 1,565 more patients recovered from the disease, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,251, the total caseload to 1,544,238 and the total number of recoveries to 1,503,106.

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The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh stood at 39.8 on Monday.

Dhaka counted 15 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chittagong with five fatalities.

Two deaths were reported in Khulna, while Barisal, Sylhet, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions counted one death each.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 1,109 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 146.

The infection rate against all tests conducted in the country to date stands at 16.32%.

The latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.34% and the mortality rate at 1.76%.

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Meanwhile, the health authorities have urged the public to remain cautious in order to maintain the downward trend in Covid-19 infections in the country, seen since the end of July.

The test positivity rate dropped from 32.55% on July 24 to 5.62% on Sunday. 

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 4.7 million lives and infected more than 229 million people throughout the world till Monday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

More than 206 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.