Coronavirus deaths drop to 24, cases also decrease

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 15, 48,320 on Thursday as 1,144 more cases were reported, after testing 24,820 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time 24 more Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 27,337, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Both the number of deaths and cases detected decreased on Thursday comparing to the numbers yesterday. A total of 36 died and 1,376 cases were reported on Wednesday.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am dropped to 4.61 per cent from yesterday’s 4.79 per cent.

The health directorate today said a total of 1,653 patients recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 15, 07,789.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 10 were male and 14 female.

Among the Covid-19 patients who died in that time, 11 were in Dhaka division, six in Chattogram, three each in Khulna and Sylhet division and one in Rangpur division. No deaths were reported in Rajshahi, Barishal and Rangpur divisions.

Bangladesh detected its first coronavirus patient on 8 March last year and recorded its first death of the disease on 18 March that year.