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Declining trend in Covid cases continues: DGHS

The number of Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh continues to fall, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday.

DGHS spokesperson Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nazmul Islam revealed the information at a virtual press briefing after reviewing the infection situation of the last 30 days.

“In the past seven days, 12,758 people tested positive for Covid-19, the figure is 3,758 less than the previous seven days. Besides, the death rate also dropped in the last seven days. The case positivity rate was 7% in the first two days of the last week and then it dropped to 6% or a little bit more,”he said.

According to a report from January to September, some 11,077 people got infected in February and a total of 40,682 people tested positive in September.

The highest number of Covid patients was in July with 3,36,226 , he said.

Among the top ten districts with high infection rate, a total of 5, 13,942 patients were detected in Dhaka district while 22,629 in Noakhali.

“We have not got any directives to resume mass vaccination campaign across the country and if there is any decision we’ll let you (people) know,” said Nazmul.

Regarding the vaccination of children between 12-17 years, the DGHS spokesperson said the Health Ministry, DGHS will take decision as per the suggestion of the National Technical Advisory Committee.

Source: United News of Bangladesh