26 die, virus detection rate lower than 5pc for first time
Published: 04:43 PM, 21 September 2021 Updated: 06:25 PM, 21 September 2021
Bangladesh has reported the Covid-19 detection rate of 4.69 percent for the first time with 26 deaths for the second time in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of fatalities from the pandemic to 27,277.
Besides, the overall virus caseload stood at 15,45,800 as 1,562 more tested positive for the virus during the period.
A press release signed by Prof. Dr. Nasima Sultana, additional director general (Administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in its routine daily statement on Tuesday (September 21).
The recovery count rose to 15,04,709 after another 1,609 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the span of 24 hours.
“The country reported 4.69 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 33,327 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” DGHS said.
The latest figures show that the “recovery rate at 97.34 percent” while the “mortality rate at 1.76 percent”, the press release added.
Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 15 fatalities and 1,032 infections.
Earlier on Monday afternoon, the DGHS informed that another 26 deaths from coronavirus and 1,555 confirmed cases were detected in the 24 hours from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon.
The official tally showed the virus killed 27,277 people and infected 15,45,800 so far, the DGHS said.
The highest single-day deaths 264 from Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday (August 10).
The first Covid-19 cases were reported in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020, while the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.