Bangladesh counts lowest COVID deaths in over half a year
Published: 05:21 PM, 7 October 2021 Updated: 08:37 PM, 7 October 2021
Bangladesh reported 12 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours which is the lowest deaths from the pandemic in the last six and a half months, taking the tally from the pandemic to 27,647.
Besides, the overall caseload stood at 15,60,818 as663 more tested positive for the virus in the preceding 24 hours.
It was said in a press release signed by Professor Dr. Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday (October 7, 2021).
In the past 24 hours, 664 patients recovered from the viral disease, bringing the recovery patients to 15,21,777.
As many as 22,321 samples were tested at 815 centers across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a virus positivity rate of 1.77 percent.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 97.50 percent recovered, while 1.77 percent died.
The highest single-day deaths 264 from Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday (August 10).
Bangladesh reported the first Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.