Lowest number of single-day deaths reported in 7 months
Five out of eight divisions in the country reported zero deaths from Covid-19 on Friday when Bangladesh witnessed the lowest number of daily deaths in seven months.
The health authorities reported seven fresh fatalities in the 24 hours to Friday morning. The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,654.
Of them, Dhaka and Chittagong division counted three deaths each while Rangpur reported one.
On Friday, the caseload jumped by 645 in the 24-hour period, taking the total number of cases to 1,561,463.
The country is witnessing a lower number of deaths for the past few days as the number of cases is coming down as well.
In August, the country recorded the highest 264 deaths on two different occasions. The health authorities reported over 200 deaths every day in July and August.
On September 23, the country reported zero deaths in three different divisions while four divisions did not see any fatalities on September 29.
The latest figures have put the mortality rate at 1.77%.
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.