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Daily Covid cases, deaths drops to lowest level since May

  • Published at 11:14 am September 23rd, 2021
Relatives mourn the death of a woman who died with Covid-19 symptoms at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 /Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Daily test positivity rate below 5% for third consecutive day 

Bangladesh recorded 1,144 new Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours till Thursday morning, the lowest since May. 

The last time Bangladesh recorded a lower number of cases was on May 29, when 1,043 people tested positive for the virus.

With the new infections, the total number of cases has risen to 1,548,320.

The country also registered 24 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours – the lowest figure since May 27 when 22 people died from the infectious disease.

The number of total fatalities across the country now stands at 27,337. 

The single-day Covid-19 infection rate was also reported to be below the 5% mark for the third consecutive day.

The country recorded a positivity rate of 4.61% after testing 24,820 samples in the same period.

The infection rate was 4.79% on Wednesday while the overall test positivity rate in the country currently stands at 16.21%.

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Besides, 1,653 more patients recovered from the disease. 

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 32.57 on Thursday.

Dhaka counted 11 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chittagong with six fatalities -- a trend persistent for several months.

Khulna, and Sylhet each reported three deaths, while Rangpur registered one.

All of them died at different hospitals across the country.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 766 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 165.

Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.38% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.

Around 23.16 million people in the country have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine; of them, some 15.35 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 4.73 million lives and infected more than 230.39 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 231 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 221 countries and territories across the planet.

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