The single-day Covid death toll in Bangladesh fell below 100 for the first time in more than two months with 80 more people perishing in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
During the same period 3,436 people tested positive for the deadly virus, according to Directorate General of Health Services.
The country reported 77 Covid fatalities on June 26 and the highest 264 on August 5 and 10. The highest number of infections was logged at 16,230 infections on July 28.
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 per cent rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since the start of the Covid pandemic in March last year, Bangladesh has recorded 14,89,589 infections and 25,926 deaths, according to the DGHS.
In 24 hours till Saturday morning, the Covid positivity rate stood at 13.67 per cent, a slight increase from Friday’s 12.78 per cent, while the WHO recommends bringing it down to 5 per cent or below,
Meanwhile, the recovery rate rose to 94.61 per cent, and the case fatality remained static at 1.74% during the time.
Dhaka division reported the highest 34 deaths, Chattogram 21, Khulna nine , Sylhet six, Barishal four, Rangpur three, Mymensingh two and Rajshahi one .
Of them, 41 were men while 39 women.