Bangladesh has reported no death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am Saturday. This is for the first time that the health officials recorded no casualties in the country since 3 April last year.
The death toll from the disease has remained unchanged at 27,946.
Besides, 178 more people tested positive for the virus during the same period. The case tally increased to 1,573,889 in the country.
Health experts say there is no opportunity for complacency despite passing a day with zero deaths after 20 months. Because the pandemic has not stopped yet and infections-deaths are on the rise in Europe and America.
Dr M Mushtuq Husain, advisor, institute of epidemiological diseases research (IEDCR) told The Business Standard pandemic is prevailing worldwide. Amid the situation, the reduction of deaths in the country is a matter of joy. However, there is no chance of shrugging off the health guidelines.
Bangladesh reported seven deaths and 253 cases on Friday. The current positivity rate stands at 1.18% as 15,107 samples were tested across the country.
Also, 190 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 97.72% recovery rate.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death was reported on 18 March in the same year.