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Covid-19: 6 die, 294 get infected in 24hrs

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Published: 17:05, 28 October 2021   Update: 17:35, 28 October 2021
Covid-19: 6 die, 294 get infected in 24hrs

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Covid-19 claimed six more lives and infected 294 people in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, showing a declining trend in daily positivity rate of the virus compared to that of the previous day.

The country saw seven deaths and 306 cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily-case positivity rate slightly declined to 1.50 percent from Wednesday’s 1.53 percent, said the DGHS in a hand out this afternoon.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,847 while the caseload climbed to 15,68,857 in Bangladesh.

The health authorities counted four deaths caused by the coronavirus in Dhaka division and two in Chattogram division.

Besides, the country’s rest six divisions –Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal, Sylhet, Rangpur and Mymensingh—did not see any casualty caused by the Covid-19 during the same period.

The new cases were detected after testing 19,535 samples at 833 government authorised laboratories in the country.

Some 227 people declared free from the virus taking the total number of recovery to 15,32,695 with a recovery rate 97.70 percent.

The fatality rate of the virus remained static at 1.77 percent from the last few weeks.

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

Of the deceased, three were male and three were female and the deceased were aged between 31 and 80 years.

Ffour patients breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different public hospitals while two at private hospitals at the same time.

Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 49, 90, 603 deaths so far caused by the virus and 24, 59, 27, 235 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.