Four districts count ‘zero’ pandemic cases for first time...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Four districts count ‘zero’ pandemic cases for first time

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:14 PM, 3 November 2021   Updated: 04:14 PM, 3 November 2021

File Photo

File Photo

The rate of deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) infection has dropped to zero in four districts of the country – Lalmonirhat, Netrokona, Satkhira and Barguna.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported the matter while updating the COVID information on its website on Wednesday.

The 7-day data analysis, i.e., from October 25 to October 31, it was seen that “the rate of COVID cases has come down to zero” in Lalmonirhat, Netrokona, Satkhira and Barguna, DGHS said.

In Satkhira district, the test positivity rate in the last seven days is zero percent. Around 455 samples were conducted where none tested positive for the Covid-19. In the previous week, October 18-24, the test positivity rate in the district was 0.57 percent where two people were diagnosed with virus among the 347 sample tests. 

The Barguna district has reported zero COVID cases in the last seven days. No virus patient was detected from October 25 to October 31 among 339 sample tests. Earlier in the week, the test positivity rate in the district was 0.69 percent where two patients were detected in 288 sample tests. 

In Lalmonirhat, meanwhile, 131 samples were tested from October 25 to October 31 and no COVID cases were detected. Test positivity rate in the district is also zero percent. In the previous week, the test positivity rate in the district was 0.73 percent where one was detected with Covid-19 in 137 sample tests.

Netrokona district, on the other hand, 446 samples were tested from October 25 to October 31 and no COVID cases were detected – test positivity rate in the district is also zero percent. In the earlier week, the test positivity rate in the district was 0.72 percent – only three COVID cases were detected in 415 sample tests. 

According to the DGHS, in the last seven days, 1,07,577 samples were tested across the country where 1,419 people were tested positive for the Covid-19. During this period, a total of 32 people died of the virus. 

Meanwhile, three people died of coronavirus in the previous 24 hours on Tuesday. With this, the total number of deaths by Covid-19 in the country stands at 27,873. Besides, 229 new COVID cases were detected, climbing the overall caseload to 15,69,982. 

DailyBangladesh/AS