Bangladesh records 23 more deaths from Covid-19 and 694 new cases in 24 hours
The daily test positivity rate stood at 2.72% on Tuesday after tests on 25,499 samples at 821 labs across the country in the preceding 24 hours.
On Monday the daily infection rate was 3.19% and on Sunday it was 2.90%.
Bangladesh recorded 23 more deaths from Covid-19 and 694 new cases in the 24 hours between 8am Monday and 8am Tuesday.
During the same time, some 708 patients also recovered across the nation, according to the daily bulletin from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The latest data took the country’s death toll to 27,614, total caseload to 1,559,452, and total recoveries to 1,520,296.
The mortality rate remained static at 1.77% while the recovery rate was 97.49%.
The daily case positivity rate has remained below 5% for the 15th consecutive day.
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5% or below for 14 days it is considered to be safe for mass unlocking.
The daily case positivity rate in Bangladesh had reached the highest -- 32.55% -- on July 24 this year.
The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 20.5 on Tuesday.
Dhaka counted 13 deaths, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with five fatalities.
Khulna reported two deaths, while Mymensingh, Barisal and Rajshahi each registered one death.
Of the deceased, 21 died at different hospitals across the country and two died at home.
Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 488 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 79.
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 virus has so far claimed over 4.8 million lives and infected more than 236.27 million people throughout the world, according to worldometer.
More than 213.33 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 221 countries and territories across the planet.