Bangladesh reported 8.59% daily positivity rate on Wednesday when 1,742 people tested positive for Covid-19.
On Tuesday, the daily positivity rate was 8.71% and on Monday it was 8.95%.
The country has registered 50 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours which is the lowest in 32 days. On 2 April, Bangladesh had seen 50 deaths from the lethal disease.
With new figures, the total death count from the coronavirus infections reached 11,755, with a fatality rate of 1.53%.
According to data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total case count in the country now stands at 767,338.
Professor Nazrul Islam, noted virologist and former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, told The Business Standard if the infection rate stands at 5% for third consecutive weeks, then coronavirus disease will become endemic in our country.
In the meantime, 20,284 samples were tested in 427 labs across the country in the last 24 hours.
Among the latest day's victims, 32 were men, and 18 were women. Of them, 47 died in different hospitals across the country while three died at home.
Also, 3,433 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 91.02% recovery rate.
DGHS spokesperson Prof Robed Amin, at a briefing on Wednesday, said "We are monitoring the situation regularly. In the last seven days the situation is better than before. Previously, more than 6000-7,000 were tested Covid-19 positive daily. "
"But in the last seven days, the positivity rate has dropped to 8.71%. We must ensure hygiene so that the positivity rate has dropped in this way and it continues," he said.
In this situation, the movement of the public should be controlled. If the situation is not controlled properly, the rate of infection can increase again at any time. For this, everyone has to strictly follow the hygiene rules, said Professor Robed Amin.
DGHS stops registration for vaccination
After halting the first dose of the vaccination due to a shortage of Coronavirus vaccine, now the government has stopped the registration for vaccination.
The DGHS disseminated this information in a press release. Registration for vaccination has been closed since 2 May.
Registration for the Covid-19 vaccination program will remain closed until further notice. Registration will resume when the first dose of vaccination begins, it said.
Earlier on 26 April, the DGHS stopped giving the first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine.