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Covid positivity rate drops below 2pc

6 die in 24 hours in the country


Published : 16 Oct 2021 10:28 PM | Updated : 17 Oct 2021 02:12 PM

Bangladesh registered six more deaths from Covid-19 till 8am Saturday. The total number of deaths has reached to 27,752 with the latest figure.   

The country recorded 293 new infections in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 1,565,174, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Saturday.

The death rate now stands at 1.77 percent in the country, added the release. 

The current positivity rate stands at 1.88 percent and the overall positivity rate stands at 15.53 percent. 

Among the six deceased, four were men, and two were women. Three of the deceased were from Dhaka and one each from Chattogram, Khulna and Sylhet.  

A total of 15,580 samples were tested across the country till 8am Saturday. 

During this period 442 Covid-19 patients have recovered. A total of 1,527,333 people have recovered from the virus so far and the recovery rate stands at 97.58 percent.

As of Saturday 4,906,599 people died of Covid-19 across the world and 240,920,902 have been infected so far, according to Worldometer.

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