Bangladesh logs lowest daily counts in 7 weeks, 45 die
Published: 04:16 PM, 8 May 2021 Updated: 05:38 PM, 8 May 2021
Bangladesh has reported the lowest daily infections from the pandemic coronavirus since March 14. The caseload surged to 7,72,127 as 1,285 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Besides, 45 more Covid-19 deaths reported during the, raising the death toll to 11,878, according to the official figures.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) informed this in a press release on Saturday (May 8, 2021).
The press release said “the Indian variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the six people in Jessore”.
It said a total of 14,703 samples have been collected in 24 hours. “The infection rate is 8.74 percent,” the press release added.
The recovery count rose to 706,833 after another 2,492 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past 24 hours.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 91.54 percent recovered, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 percent.
Earlier, 37 deaths and 1,682 cases were reported related to the disease on Friday.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.