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Covid-19: Bangladesh logs 9 more deaths, 275 infections

  • Published at 05:30 pm October 24th, 2021

The day's infection rate stands at 1.49%

Bangladesh has recorded nine more deaths and 275 new cases in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning.

With this, the death toll in the country stands at 27,823 and the number of total cases amounts to 1,567,692.

The latest figures were published by the Directorate General of Health Services via a press release on Sunday.

Bangladesh hit a record low 243 Covid-19 cases on Thursday — the lowest in 18 months.

The last time the country recorded a lower number of cases was on April 14, 2020, when 209 people tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, 386 more patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,531,327.

A total of 16,088 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 1.49%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 15.3%.

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The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 8.8 on Sunday.

Of the latest deaths, three were men and six were women.

Dhaka division recorded the highest number of six deaths, followed by Chittagong with two while Sylhet recorded one death.

The DGHS said of the total 27,823 fatalities, 12,132 deaths were in Dhaka division, 5,647 in Chittagong, 2,040 in Rajshahi, 3,590 in Khulna, 945 in Barishal, 1,263 in Sylhet, 1,363 in Rangpur, and 843 in Mymensingh division.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 212 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 21. Rajshahi logged 16 cases, Sylhet nine, Rangpur six, Khulna seven, and Barisal and Mymensingh logged two cases each.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77% compared to the same period.

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 4.9 million lives and infected more than 244 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 221 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.

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