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Covid infection rate below 10% after 41 days

  • Published at 10:47 am April 29th, 2021
In this photo taken recently, a Covid-19 patient with low oxygen saturation level is seen being taken to the emergency unit of the newly inaugurated DNCC Hospital in Mohakhali, Dhaka. Many patients need immediate oxygen support as the country’s Covid-19 situation worsens day by day Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

88 new deaths take the tally to 11,393 when 89.45% made full recovery

Another 2,341 new cases of Covid-19, with the test-positivity rate of 9.39%, were recorded in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

This test-positivity rate is the lowest in nearly six weeks; the rate was below 10% on March 20, when the single-day infection rate was at 9.39%.

The overall infection in the country now stands at 13.89%.

The country recorded 88 deaths from Covid-19 during the period, taking the overall tally to 11,393. The death toll was 77 on Wednesday and 78 the previous day.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country through a press release on Thursday.

With the latest ones, the total daily caseload surged to 756,955. As many as 24,928 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 358 authorized labs – government and private – across the country, leading to the new confirmed cases.

The deceased

The seven-day moving average of daily deaths in the country stood at 87.43 which was lower than Tuesday.

Of the 88 deceased – 52 men and 36 women – 48 were from Dhaka division, 22 from Chittagong, five from Sylhet, four each from Rajshahi and Barisal, two each from Rangpur and Mymensingh and one from Khulna division.

Of them, 52 patients died in government hospitals, 33 in private hospitals while three people died at home.

Fifty-five of the deceased patients were aged above 60; 12 between 51 and 60; 15 between 41 and 50; three aged between 31 and 40; and one aged between 21 and 30.

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So far, 8,321 men (73.04%) and 3,076 women (26.96%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

Since the beginning, 6,658 people have died in Dhaka division, 2,053 in Chittagong, 597 in Rajshahi, 693 in Khulna, 341 in Barisal, 389 in Sylhet, 420 in Rangpur, and 242 in Mymensingh.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.51%.

The health authorities said that 4,782 people had recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 677,101 patients or 89.45% have made full recovery across the country.

Currently, 19,427 people are in isolation and 50,948 are quarantined.


On Thursday, another 30 people got the first dose, taking the total number of first doses to 5,819,646. On the other hand, some 119,071 people got the second dose of the Covid vaccines, taking the total to 2,698,155.

On March 8 last year, the health authorities reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.

The novel coronavirus broke out in China’s Wuhan city in late December, 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed 3,166,947 lives and infected 150,341,231 people across the world till Wednesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 127,880,354 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.

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