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Covid death declines to 4

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Published: 23:34, 22 October 2021   Update: 17:43, 23 October 2021
Covid death declines to 4

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed four more lives and infected 232 people in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, showing a significant progress in containing death and positivity rate of the virus during the period.

The case positivity rate decreased further to 1.36 percent from Thursday’s 1.51 percent and Wednesday’s 1.81 percent.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid fatalities reached 27,805 while the caseload climbed to 15,67,139 in Bangladesh, according to the Directorate General of the Health services (DGHS).

On Thursday, Bangladesh saw 10 coronavirus-related death and 243 new cases while on Wednesday, six deaths and 368 new cases.

The mortality rate of the virus remained static at 1.77 percent besides, the recovery rate rose to 97.67 percent with 564 patients declared free from the virus.

So far, 15,30,647 people have so far recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS said in the a handout this evening.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,100 samples at 832 government authorised laboratories in the country in the 24 hours period.

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

Of the victims, two were male and two were female and the deceased were aged between 51 and 80 years, according to the DGHS daily chart.

All the four victims breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different public hospitals in the country during at the same time.

Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 49, 47, 807 deaths so far caused by the virus and 24, 33, 97, 606 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.