Covid-19: Bangladesh counts only 7 deaths; Detection rate 2.16pc...

Dhaka, Monday   18 October 2021

Covid-19: Bangladesh counts only 7 deaths; Detection rate 2.16pc

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:15 PM, 14 October 2021   Updated: 05:24 PM, 14 October 2021

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Bangladesh has reported 7 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally of fatalities from the pandemic to 27,737. The overall COVID caseload, on the other hand, stood at 15,64,485 as 466 more tested positive for the virus in the span of 24 hours.

It was said in a press release signed by Professor Dr. Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday (October 13, 2021).

The recovery count rose to 15,26,368 as 695 patients recovered from the Covid-19 in the preceding 24 hours.

Among the 7 deaths in the past 24 hours – 3 were male and 4 were female.

As many as 21,568 samples were tested at 815 centers across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a virus positivity rate of 2.16 percent.

A total of 10,042,241 samples were collected so far, detecting the COVID rate of 15.61 percent. The recovery rate per 100 people is 97.56 percent and the mortality rate is 1.77 percent.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging only 3 fatalities and 342 infections.

Earlier on Wednesday, 17 people died of Covid-19 and 518 new cases were reported.

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.