Daily test positivity rate below 5% for 2 consecutive days
Bangladesh on Wednesday recorded eight fresh deaths from Covid-19, bringing the overall death toll to 7,950.
Besides, the daily test positivity rate for Covid-19 remained below the 5% mark for the second consecutive day.
The latest figures showed an infection rate of 4.26% in the last 24 hours as of Wednesday morning, according to a Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) press release.
A total of 656 people tested positive for Covid-19 during the time frame, taking the total number of cases in Bangladesh to 529,687.
The overall test positivity rate now stands at 15.13%.
Of the eight deceased – all men – seven were from Dhaka Division and one from Chittagong.
All of them died at different hospitals across the country.
So far, 6,026 men (75.8%) and 1,924 women (24.2%) in the country have died of Covid-19.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.50%.
The DGHS said 617 people recovered from the infectious disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 474,472 patients — 89.58% — have recovered from Covid-19.
As many as 15,410 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at the 199 authorized labs — government and private — 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, 2019, and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 2,068,146 lives and infected 96,722,113 people across the world till Wednesday evening, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
As many as 69,416,699 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has affected 221 countries and territories across the planet.