Daily Covid infections slow down

07 March 2021


News Desk  :
Daily infections have slowed down in Bangladesh as the number of new cases dropped on Saturday after being over 600 for three straight days.
In the 24 hours to Saturday morning, 540 new cases were reported, according to data released by the health authorities.
The daily caseload was 635 on Friday, 619 on Thursday, and 614 the previous day.
The total number of recoveries now stand at 501,966 and the recovery rate at 91.31%, says the daily bulletin by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily test positivity rate also registered a dip from Friday's 4.63% to 4.13%.
Besides, death toll climbed to 8,451 as 10 new fatalities have been reported during the same time.  As of Saturday, the 7-day moving average of daily deaths in the country stood at 7.28. On February 24, the 7-day moving average went below 10 (9.29), for the first time in months ever since the death toll went up from May. The rolling average on May 12, last year, stood at 9.57 before skyrocketing.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far still stands at 1.54%.
As many as 13,082 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 219 authorized labs - government and private - across the country.
The health authorities said 822 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours
On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.

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