Bangladesh logged 58 more Covid-19 deaths and 2,588 cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning, showing a further decline in single-day fatalities and cases.
The country reported 52 Covid-related deaths and 2,497 cases on Wednesday, indicating a slight increase in both cases and fatalities.
But the daily case positivity rate dropped further to 8.76 % from Wednesday’s 9.07%, suggesting that the pandemic may be easing in Bangladesh.
The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,798 while the cases reached 15,24,890, according to a DGHS handout.
The new cases were detected after testing 29,541 samples during the 24-hour period.
Around 27,528 samples were tested on the previous day.
Besides, the recovery rate rose to 96.28 %, 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% rise in monthly caseloads and 162% in fatalities. In July, there was a 150% increase in caseloads and a 170% rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).