Daily test positivity rate drops to 2.09%
Bangladesh recorded 396 new Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8am on Friday, which is the lowest daily caseload in five months.
The last time Bangladesh recorded a lower number of cases was on May 16, when 363 people tested positive for the virus.
The country also registered nine more deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours.
Besides, 523 more patients recovered from the disease on the day, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,746, the total caseload to 1,564,881 and the total number of recoveries to 1,526,891.
A total of 18,980 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 2.09%.
With this, the daily test positivity rate has stayed below 5% for 25 consecutive days, while the overall infection rate in the country stands at 15.55%.
The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 13.14 on Friday.
Six deaths were reported in Dhaka, two in Chittagong, and one in Sylhet.
Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 251 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 57.
Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.57% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.
Around 37.74 million people in the country have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Among them, some 18.75 million had taken both doses till Thursday, DGHS data shows.
Bangladesh reported its first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus 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 4.89 million lives and infected more than 240 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.
More than 217.77 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.