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Covid infection rate drops below 5pc

22 September 2021


UNB :
Covid-19 claimed 26 more lives and infected 1562 others in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
The latest cases were detected after testing 33,375 samples showing a decline in the daily case positivity rate to 4.69 per cent from 5.67 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The case positivity rate is the lowest in around six months as the country last recorded 4.98 percent daily case positivity rate on March 8 this year.
According to the DGHS, the fresh numbers took the country's total Covid-19 fatalities to 27,277 on Tuesday while the caseload mounted to 1,545,800, said the DGHS.
Meanwhile, it said, the fatality rate remained static at 1.76 per cent.
Besides, the recovery rate also remained static with 97.34 per cent on Tuesday with the recovery of 1,603 patients during the 24-hour period.
So far, 1,504,709 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.
Among the new deaths, 15 died in Dhaka division, three each in Chattogram and Rajshahi, two each in Khulna and Sylhet and one in Mymensingh divisions. However, no death was reported from Barishal and Rangpur divisions.
Of them, 16 were men and 10 women.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the daily case positivity rate should remain at 5% or below for 14 days before mass unlocking.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh eased its lockdown restrictions on August 11, even though public health experts warned of Delta variant spread.
On September 12, after nearly 18 months, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in Bangladesh reopened with a slew of Covid-safety protocols in place.


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