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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 14 more deaths, 543 new cases in 24 hours

  • Published at 05:14 pm October 12th, 2021
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People gather outside the Urban Health Care Centre in Azimpur during the mass inoculation drive on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Mahmud Hosaain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Daily test positivity rate drops to 2.35%

Bangladesh reported 14 fresh fatalities from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8am on Tuesday, with 543 fresh infections.

With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 27,713, while the number of total infections rose to 1,563,501 in the country.

The daily test positivity rate has stayed below 5% for 22 consecutive days, while the overall infection rate now stands at 15.64%.

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 14.14 on Tuesday.

On the other hand, another 701 patients recovered from the infectious disease across the country, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,525,168.

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Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.55% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.

As many as 23,155 samples were tested across the country, with a positivity rate of 2.35%.

In terms of deaths per division, Dhaka logged the highest with six fatalities followed by Chittagong with four.

Khulna counted two deaths while Barisal and Rangpur counted one death each.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 374 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 59.

Around 36.91 million people in the country have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 18.29 million have taken both doses, according to the latest DGHS data.

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Even though the number of deaths and fresh infections has been declining, experts warn that the situation might go worse if the people neglected hygiene rules.

The country’s educational institutions, offices and transports have been operational for some time. The government lifted lockdown restrictions on August 11.

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 4.87 million lives and infected more than 239 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 216.38 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.

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