Bangladesh logs lowest daily cases since May 2
Published: 04:12 PM, 17 January 2021 Updated: 05:38 PM, 17 January 2021
Bangladesh has reported 569 new cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest since May 2, when 552 coronavirus infections were reported. With this, the tally of infections has surged to 5,27,632 in the country.
Besides, as many as 23 more COVID-19 patients died during the past 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7906 in the country.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Sunday.
According to the release, the recovery count rose to 4,72,437 after another 681 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 13,446 samples were tested at 199 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 4.23 percent tested positive, while 15.26 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 87.30 percent patients have recovered, while 1.50 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, 645,814 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 13,070 died from the pandemic in the last 24 hours. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 95,016,073 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,032,342 while 67,839,764 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.