The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Wednesday rose to 767,338 as 1,742 more cases were reported, after testing 20,284 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.
The fatality rate from the virus remains at 1.53%, according to data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Meanwhile, the positivity rate further dropped to 8.59% from yesterday’s 8.71%, which is the lowest in 47 days. On 17 March the rate was recorded at 7.68% in a time span of 24 hours.
Among the Covid-19 patients died in that time, 28 were in Dhaka division, 16 in Chattogram, one in Rajshahi, three in Khulna and two in Sylhet division. Among the patients died in Bangladesh so far, 6,840 were in Dhaka, 2,150 in Chattogram, 615 in Rajshahi, 716 in Khulna, 355 in Barisal, 405 in Sylhet, 430 in Rangpur, and 244 in Mymensingh division, the DGHS said.
Also, 3,433 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 91.02% recovery rate.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 last year, before confirming the first death 10 days later.