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Covid-19: Daily test positivity rate stays below 5% for last 7 days

  • Published at 03:32 pm January 25th, 2021
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File photo: Several neighbourhoods of Dhaka South City's Ward No 41 in Wari will go into a three-week lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus Md Manik/Dhaka Tribune

18 more die, 602 new cases in 24 hours

The daily percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Bangladesh has remained below 5% for the last seven days while it inched back above 4% in the last 24 hours.

Till Monday morning, 602 infections were reported in a 24-hour span with the daily test positivity rate standing at 4.06%, according to the daily virus update by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), released in the afternoon.

The daily infection rate remained below 4% for the last two days as it was 3.34% and 3.92% on Sunday and Saturday respectively. 

On January 18, the daily test positivity rate inched above 5% and stood at 5.49%.

The country is now showing a trend of single-digit percentage test positivity rate for the last five weeks as the health authorities reported 10.30% infection rate on December 19 last year.

With the latest infections, the number of all confirmed cases jumped to 532,401, the DGHS said.

It said 14,810 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours. 

As many as 14,829 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 200 authorized labs — government and private — across the country.

To date, 3,570,387 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 14.91% so far.   

The country has also registered 18 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours until Monday morning, taking the number of total fatalities to 8,041.


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Of the 18 deceased -- 15 men and three women -- eight were from Chittagong division, seven from Dhaka, two from Rajshahi, and one from Mymensingh division.

All the victims died at different hospitals in the country. 

So far, 6,095 men (75.80%) and 1,946 women (24.20%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

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

The DGHS said 566 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 476,979 patients — 89.59% of all infected — have made full recovery across the country.

On March 8, health authorities in Bangladesh 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 of 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 2,140,306 lives and infected 99,829,777 people across the world till Monday afternoon, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

As many as 71,829,071 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 219 countries and territories across the planet.

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