Lowest Covid cases recorded in 9 weeks
Published : Friday, 14 May, 2021 at 4:27 PM Count : 316
Bangladesh witnessed 448 more cases from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the lowest cases in nine weeks.
On March 8, the health authority reported the 845 cases from coronavirus.
The total number of cases from the deadly virus in the country now stands at 7,79,535.
Meanwhile, with the deaths of 26 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Friday, Bangladesh's Covid-19 death count now stands at 12,102.
Health authorities also reported 852 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,20,471, according to data released by the government.
Among 26 deaths, 19 are male and seven female, the press release said, adding that one in his 30s, four in their 40s, and seven are in their 50s while 14 are above 60 years. Of them, nine are from Dhaka, seven from Chattogram, two from Rajshahi, three from Khulna, two from Sylhet, and three from Rangpur division.
In the last 24 hours, 459 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 7,567 samples and tested 7,835.
With this, a total of 56,98,528 samples were tested in the country.
The infection rate is 10.82 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.68 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 92.42 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.55 per cent.
China reported first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, on January 11 last year.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
According to Worldometer's Covid-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 33,60,651 people globally and infected 16,19,00,605 while 13,97,41,990 made recovery as of today afternoon.