Bangladesh records 23 more deaths, 860 new cases
The single-day Covid-19 infection rate has stayed below 5% for 10 consecutive days in Bangladesh.
The country recorded a positivity rate of 3.24% after testing 26,569 samples in the 24 hours between 8am on Wednesday and 8am on Thursday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily infection rate previously exceeded the 5% mark on September 20, at 5.67%, while the overall rate currently stands at 15.99%.
Bangladesh tallied another 23 deaths from coronavirus and 860 new infections in the 24-hour period.
Besides, 979 more patients recovered from the disease.
The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,510, the total caseload to 1,555,911 and the total number of recoveries to 1,515,941.
The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 24.71 on Thursday.
Chittagong counted seven deaths, the highest among the divisions, followed closely by Dhaka with six fatalities.
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Mymensingh and Sylhet each reported four deaths, while Barisal and Rangpur each registered one death.
All 23 of them died at different hospitals across the country.
Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 558 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 128.
Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.43% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.
Around 32.69 million people in the country have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 16.78 million have taken both doses, as DGHS data aggregated till Wednesday 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 4.79 million lives and infected more than 234.17 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.
More than 210.98 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.