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Covid-19 test-positivity rate below 4% for 2 consecutive days

  • Published at 04:31 pm January 27th, 2021
Covid-19 death Al-Markazul Islami bury coronavirus
File photo of a Covid-19 victim given a burial in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh records 17 fresh deaths, 528 new cases

The daily test-positivity rate for Covid-19 in Bangladesh has remained below the 4% mark for two consecutive days.

The latest figures showed an infection rate of 3.36% in the last 24 hours as of Wednesday morning, according to a Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) press release.

The country recorded 17 fresh deaths from Covid-19, bringing the overall death toll to 8,072.

A total of 528 people tested positive for the infectious disease during the 24-hour time frame, taking the total number of cases in Bangladesh to 533,444.

The overall test positivity rate now stands at 14.82%.

Of the 17 deceased — eight men and nine women — 13 were from Dhaka Division, two from Chittagong and one each from Barisal and Rangpur. 

All 17 died at different hospitals across the country.

So far, 6,115 men (75.76%) and 1,957 women (24.24%) have died of Covid-19 in the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.51%.

The DGHS said 509 people recovered from Covid-19 over the preceding 24 hours.


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Up till now, 477,935 patients — 89.59% — have recovered from the disease caused by coronavirus.

As many as 15,720 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at the 200 authorized labs — government and private — across the country.

On March 8, 2020, 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 in 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 2,169,344 lives and infected 100,913,073 people across the world till Wednesday afternoon, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

As many as 72,951,857 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has affected 221 countries and territories across the planet.

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