At least 21 people died from Covid in 24hrs -- lowest since May 26
Bangladesh recorded fewer than 1,000 single-day Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row between 8am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday, when the daily death toll dropped to 21 nearly after five months.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 980 new cases were reported across the country. During the same period, some 1,312 Covid-19 patients also recovered from the disease.
The latest additions took the country’s total Covid-19 death toll to 27,414, the total caseload to 1,551,351 and the total number of recoveries to 1,511,479.
As many as 22,221 samples were tested at 820 labs around the country in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, yielding a positivity rate of 4.41%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 16.13%.
The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh stood at 27 on Sunday.
The latest death toll is the lowest since May 26 when 17 people died across the country.
Dhaka counted 10 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chittagong with four fatalities.
Three deaths were reported in Sylhet, two in Rajshahi, and one each in Khulna and Mymensingh.
All 21 of them died at different hospitals across the country.
Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 668 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 112.
Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.43% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.
Around 24.19 million people in the country have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 16.03 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 4.75 million lives and infected more than 232.36 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.
More than 208.97 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.