• Sunday, Jul 03, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Covid: Bangladesh records lowest daily deaths in nearly 7 months

  • Published at 05:04 pm September 29th, 2021
testing
File photo: A health worker takes the temperature of a woman before collecting a sample for Covid-19 test Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Coronavirus caseload jumps by 1,178 in 24 hours

Single-day deaths from coronavirus hit a 195-day low in Bangladesh with the health authorities reporting 17 fresh fatalities in the 24 hours to 8am on Wednesday.

The country earlier registered 16 deaths on March 18. The single-day death toll was 31 on Tuesday.

The caseload jumped by 1,178 in the 24 hours, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

During the same period, 1,086 patients also recovered from the disease across the country.

The latest additions took the country’s official Covid-19 death toll to 27,487, the total caseload to 1,555,051 and the total number of recoveries to 1,514,962.

As many as 28,599 samples were tested at 821 labs across the country during the 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 4.12%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 16.02%.

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 24.85 on Wednesday.

Dhaka counted 12 fatalities, the highest among the eight divisions.

Three deaths were reported in Chittagong, while Khulna and Rajshahi each registered one death.


Also read - OP-ED: Women’s mental health bears the brunt of Covid-19


All 17 of them died at different hospitals across the country.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 865 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 106.

Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.42% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.

Around 31.5 million people in the country have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 16.63 million have taken both doses, according to DGHS data aggregated till Tuesday.

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 4.78 million lives and infected more than 233.64 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 210.46 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail