Situation in Bangladesh
Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 17 more lives and infected 1,178 others in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, showing a slight decline in the number of fatalities and cases compared to that of the previous day.
On Tuesday, the country logged 31 Covid deaths and 1,310 cases.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 28,599 samples.
The daily case positivity rate declined to 4.12 per cent from Tuesday’s 4.49, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With this, the daily case positivity rate of Covid-19 in the country remained below 5 per cent for the eighth consecutive day.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 per cent or below for 14 days, it is considered safe for mass unlocking.
The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,487 while the caseload mounted to 1,555,051, according to the DGHS.
However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent. The recovery rate slightly declined to 97.42 per cent, with the recovery of 1,086 more patients during the period.
So far, 1,514,962 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS said.