Covid-19 surge: 38 more die in Bangladesh

2021-09-10, 8:06pm Disease

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Bangladesh logged 38 more Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours till Friday morning.

Dhaka, Sept 10 :  Bangladesh logged 38 more Covid-19 deaths and 2,325 cases in 24 hours till Friday morning, showing a further decline in single-day fatalities and cases.

The country reported 58 Covid-related deaths and 2,588 cases on Thursday, indicating a slight increase in both cases and fatalities.

But the daily case positivity rate dropped a bit to 8.65  per cent from Thursday’s 8.76 per cent suggesting that the pandemic may be easing in Bangladesh.

The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,832 while the cases reached 15,27,215 according to a DGHS handout.

The new cases were detected after testing 26,878 samples during the 24-hour period.

Around 29,541 samples  were tested on the previous day.

Besides, the recovery rate rose to 96.39 per cent while the case fatality remained unchanged at 1.76 per cent compared to the corresponding period.

The country last saw 54 Coronavirus-related deaths on June 18 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.

However, the situation was much more catastrophic than June in the latter part of August as the country experienced a surge of Covid-related caseloads and deaths during that time.

Between May and June this year, there was a 273 per cent rise in monthly caseloads and 162 per cent in fatalities. In July, there was a 150 per cent increase in caseloads and a 170 percent rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), reports UNB.