Bangladesh’s coronavirus count crossed the 181,000-mark on Saturday as the country reported a sharp decrease in the number of fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said 2,686 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours as of 2:30pm on Saturday.
Speaking at a press briefing, she said the total number of coronavirus cases in the country now increased to, 181,129 with the fresh ones.
Prof Nasima said 11,193 samples were tested in 77 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 932465 samples have so far been tested in the country.
In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 24.09 percent while the infection rate 19.49 against total tests carried out so far, she said.
The daily infection fell by 263 than Friday’s 2,949 following a decrease in the number of tests with 11,193 being carried out in the last 24 hours against Friday’s 13,488.
Besides, Prof Dr Nasima said 30 more people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, climbing the death toll in the country to 2,305.
Of the new deceased, 25 are men while five are women. Among the total dead, 1,824 are men 481 are women.
Dhaka witnessed the highest causalities with 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Besides, 10 died in Chattogram, three each in Khulna and Rajshahi and one in Barishal divisions during the same day.
Nasima said 1,628 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 88,034.
The DGHS additional director general also said against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 48.60 while the mortality rate is 1.27 percent.
On Friday, Bangladesh reported 37 deaths from coronavirus and 2,949 cases.