Covid-19: 11 more lives lost, 599 fresh cases detected
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Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 11 more lives and infected another 599 in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, showing a declining trend in death and infection of the virus compared to that of previous day.
On Sunday, Bangladesh witnessed 14 coronavirus-related deaths and 481 fresh cases of the virus.
With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,699 in Bangladesh while the caseload mounted to 15,62,958, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press statement this afternoon.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 23,193 samples at 821 government authorised laboratories in the country in the 24 hours.
With this, the daily-case positivity rate stood at 2.58 percent up from Sunday 2.36 percent and Friday’s 2.45 percent. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent, said the DGHS.
Some 634 people were declared free the infection at the same time taking the total number of the recovery to 15,24,467 and with this the recovery rate stood at 97.53 percent.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 per cent or below for 14 days it is considered to be safe for mass unlocking.
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.
Among the new victims, seven people died in Dhaka and two in Barishal division, one each in Khulna and Mymensingh divisions, while no cause of casualty was reported in Chattogram, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions during the period.
Of the victims, two were male and nine were female and the deceased were aged between 41 and 100 years, according to the DGHS daily chart.
Among them, nine breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different public hospitals and two died at private hospitals in the 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 48, 68, 928 deaths so far caused by the virus and 23, 87, 24, 799 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.