Spike in Covid-19 deaths continues
Fatality rate grew in the past few days, although the infection rate dropped
Bangladesh confirmed 43 more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 4,802.
Although the death rate stayed steady for a few days, the latest rate rose to 1.41%.
A press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the new number on Tuesday.
Bangladesh's Covid-19 fatality rate grew in the past few days, although the infection rate dropped.
The death rate was 1.37% during September 1-5, 1.38% during September 6-8.
It was 1.39% during September 9-11 and 1.40% during September 12-14.
In the past 24 hours, 1,724 people tested Covid-19 positive, bringing the infection tally to 341,056.
The latest daily infection rate was 12.27% while the overall rate stood at 19.41%
Of the deceased, 36 were men and seven women. Twenty-seven of them were from Dhaka division, five from Khulna, four from Sylhet, three from Chattogram and two each from Rajshahi and Rangpur.
The number of recovered patients reached 245,594 including 2,439 new ones in the last 24 hours, and the recovery rate rose to 72.01%.
And 14,050 samples were tested in 94 labs across the country at that time. So far 1,756,746 samples have been tested.
Up to now, 3,744 men and 1,058 women have succumbed to Covid-19 across the country.
Of the victims, 2,339 were from Dhaka division, 1,008 from Chattogram, 406 from Khulna, 323 from Rajshahi, 228 from Rangpur, 216 from Sylhet, 180 from Barishal, and 102 from Mymensingh.
The country is passing its 28th week of Covid-19 infection after reporting first cases on March 8 and first death on March 18.