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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 31 more deaths, 1,310 new cases

As many as 29,186 samples tested in 24 hours, yielding an infection rate of 4.49%

Update : 28 Sep 2021, 05:20 PM

Bangladesh tallied another 31 deaths from coronavirus and 1,310 new infections on Tuesday.

Both single-day deaths and cases have increased slightly — they were 25 and 1,212, respectively, on Monday.

Besides, 1,195 more patients recovered from the disease in the 24 hours between 8am on Monday and 8am on Tuesday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,470, the total caseload to 1,553,873 and the total number of recoveries to 1,513,876.

As many as 29,186 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 4.49%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 16.06%.

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 27.57 on Tuesday.

Dhaka counted 13 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chittagong and Khulna with five fatalities each.

Barisal, Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Rangpur each reported two deaths.

All 31 of them died at different hospitals across the country.

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Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 967 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 134.

Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.43% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.

Around 24.88 million people in the country have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 16.49 million have taken both doses, according to DGHS data aggregated till Monday.

The vaccination numbers are expected to see a sharp rise with the launch of a mass inoculation campaign on Tuesday morning with the aim of administering 7.5 million Covid-19 shots in a day to mark Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 74th birthday.

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 4.77 million lives and infected more than 233.19 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 209.93 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.

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