Bangladesh’s daily virus cases and deaths at lowest level since May

Students crowd a food shop outside Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur in breach of physical distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove
Bangladesh has registered 24 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, the lowest since May 27, taking the total toll to 27,337.

Another 1,144 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Thursday, the lowest since May 29, as the COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,548,320, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 11 fatalities and 766 infections.

Nationwide, another 1,653 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,507,789.

As many as 24,820 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 4.61 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.38 percent and the mortality rate at 1.77 percent.

Globally, over 230.15 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and over 4.72 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.