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Covid in Bangladesh: daily cases fall below 1,000 after 4 months

Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 25 more lives, the lowest in four months, and infected 818 in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The number of single-day Covid cases was recorded below 1,000 in May 17 last, logging 698 cases.

The new cases were detected after testing 17,818 samples slightly raising the daily case positivity rate to 4.59 percent from Friday’s 4.54 percent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Bangladesh saw its highest-ever 16,230 daily Covid cases on July 28.

The new numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 27,393 while the caseload mounted to 1,550,371.

Meanwhile, the fatality rate increased slightly to 1.77 percent from yesterday’s 1.76 percent.

On Thursday, the country recorded the lowest Covid deaths of 24 since May 15 when the country saw 22 single-day deaths.

Besides, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.41 per cent on Friday with the recovery of 965 patients during the 24-hour period.

So far, 1,510,167 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the daily case positivity rate remaining at 5 percent or below for 14 days is considered safe for mass unlocking.

However, Bangladesh eased its lockdown restrictions on August 11, even though public health experts had warned of Delta variant spread.

Source: United News of Bangladesh