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Covid death jumps to 10, positivity rate 1.51%

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Published: 22:27, 21 October 2021   Update: 22:40, 21 October 2021
Covid death jumps to 10, positivity rate 1.51%

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 10 more lives and infected 243 people in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, showing a declining trend in infection rate of the virus during the period.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bangladesh saw six coronavirus-related deaths and 368 new case people in 24 hours with positivity rate 1.80percent.

The daily-case positivity rate decreased slightly to 1.51 percent from Wednesday’s 1.80 percent and Tuesday’s 2.20 percent.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid fatalities reached 27,801 while the caseload climbed to 15,66,907 in Bangladesh, according to a handout of the Directorate General of the Health services (DGHS).

The mortality rate of the virus remained static at 1.77 percent besides, the recovery rate rose to 97.65 percent with 534 patients declared free from the virus.

So far, 15,30,083 people have so far recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS said.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 16,088 samples at 832 government authorised laboratories in the country in the 24 hours.

Among the new victims, four people in Chattogram, three in Dhaka, one each in Khulna and Barishal and Mymensingh divisions while no case of casualty was reported in Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions during the period.

Of the victims, four were male and six were female and the deceased were aged between 41 and 80 years, according to the DGHS daily chart.

Eight of the victims breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different public hospitals and two at private hospitals in the country in the 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 49, 39, 812 deaths so far caused by the virus and 24, 29, 11, 625 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.