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Covid-19 deaths cross 27,000 mark, positivity rate falls to 6.54%

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Published: 17:04, 14 September 2021   Update: 19:33, 14 September 2021
Covid-19 deaths cross 27,000 mark, positivity rate falls to 6.54%

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With Bangladesh trying to get back to the normal life reopening of the educational institutions, coronavirus claimed 35 more lives and infected 2,074 people in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 27,007 while the cases reached 15,34,440, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the disclosure in a statement this afternoon.

The new cases were detected after testing 31,724 samples at 806 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period, the DGHS said.

The daily case positivity rate declined to 6.54 percent down from Monday’s 7.69 percent and Sunday’s 7.46 percent while the World Health Organisation recommends 5 percent for normal situations.

Meanwhile, some 3,735 people declared free from the virus at the same time, taking the total number of the recovery to 14,86,668.

The recovery rate rose to 96.89 percent up from Monday’s 96.77 percent while the death rate remained static at 1.76 percent for the last few days.

The country last witnessed the upswing in fatalities reaching its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.

Between May and June this year, there was a 273 percent rise in monthly caseloads and 162 percent in fatalities.

In July, there was a 150 percent increase in caseloads and a 170 percent rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the WHO.

Among the new victims, 15 died in Dhaka division, eight in Chattogram, four each Khulna and Rajshahi, two each in Barishal and Sylhet divisions while no casualties were reported in Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions during the period.

Of them, 21 were male and 14 were female. The deceased were aged between 31 and 90 years, shows the DGHS daily chart.

Among the victims, 33 breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different public hospitals while two at private hospitals in the 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 46, 55, 118 deaths so far caused by the virus and 22, 62, 12, 155 cases worldwide.

Since the outbreak of the virus in China in 2019, the health authority in Bangladesh confirmed the first case on March 8, 2020 and recorded the first death on March 18 in the same year.