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Covid in Bangladesh: 31 die, positivity rate drops to 4.54 per cent

24 September 2021
Covid in Bangladesh: 31 die, positivity rate drops to 4.54 per cent

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Online Desk:

Amid a declining positivity rate Covid-19 claimed 31 more lives and infected 1,233 others in the country in 24 hours till Friday morning.

The latest cases were detected after testing 27,557 samples showing a decline in the daily case positivity rate to 4.54 per cent from Thursday’s 4.61 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The case positivity rate is the lowest in around six months as the country last recorded 4.98 per cent daily case positivity rate on March 8 this year.

Meanwhile, it said, the fatality rate remained static at 1.76 per cent.

On Thursday, the country recorded lowest Covid deaths of 24 since May 15 when the country saw 22 single-day deaths.

According to DGHS, the fresh number of deaths took the country’s total Covid-19 fatalities to 27,368 while the caseload mounted to 15,49,553.

Besides, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.40 per cent on Friday with the recovery of 1,413 patients during the 24-hour period.

So far, 1,509,202 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the daily case positivity rate should remain at 5 per cent or below for 14 days before mass unlocking.

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