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Covid-19: Bangladesh registers 38 deaths, 1,907 new cases

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Published: 23:17, 17 September 2021   Update: 23:46, 17 September 2021
Covid-19: Bangladesh registers 38 deaths, 1,907 new cases

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Bangladesh logged 38 more coronavirus related deaths and 1,907 fresh cases in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

The fresh official number pushed the country’s total death toll to 27,147 while the caseload to 15,40,110, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a press statement this afternoon.

The daily case positivity rate slightly increased to 6.41 percent from Thursday’s 5.98 percent while the World Health Organisation recommends 5 percent for normal situations.

The new cases were detected after testing 29,756 samples at 808 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period, the DGHS said.

Meanwhile, some 2,919 people were declared free from the virus at the same time, taking the total number of the recovery to 14,97,009.

The recovery rate rose to 97.20 percent up from Thursday’s 97.13 percent and Wednesday’s 97.02 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, 17 died in Dhaka division, eight in Khulna, seven in Chattogram, three in Sylhet, two in Rangpur, one in Mymensingh divisions while no casualties were reported in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions during the period.

Of them, 13 were male and 25 were female. The deceased were aged between 11 and 100 over and the majority of them were between 51 and 80 years, according to the DGHS daily chart.

Among the victims, 35 breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different public hospitals while three died at different private hospitals in the 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 46, 86, 050 deaths so far caused by the virus and 22, 79, 23, 189 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.

Bangladesh to get 24cr Covid jabs by March-April

On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at a programme in Dhaka, sounded hopeful regarding procurement of Covid-19 jabs, saying Bangladesh is on track to get 24 crore vaccines by March-April next year.

“Vaccine doses are coming under the COVAX facility, as gifts and from other sources,” he said, adding that Bangladesh needs 26 crore vaccine doses and some jabs would be produced at home too.

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