Bangladesh confirmed 14 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till 8am Sunday. This is the lowest count of daily death in the past five months.
Previously, the lowest number of deaths from Covid-19 in a single day was 14, which was reported on 17 May.
With this, the death toll from the virus rose to 5,660 and the number of total infections stood at 3,88,569 with 1,274 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among the dead, 12 were men and two were women. Moreover, six of those who died hailed from Dhaka, one each from Chattogram, Barishal, Sylhet and Mymensingh and two each from Rajshahi and Khulna divisions.
All of them succumbed to the virus in different hospitals across the country.
In the last 24 hours, 11,866 samples were tested in 110 labs across the country. With this, a total of 21,63,568 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The latest day's infection rate was 10.74% of the total tests though the overall rate in the country till date was 17.96%. The death rate stands at 1.46%.
In the past 24 hours, 1,674 patients were declared free of Covid-19, raising the total number of recoveries to 3,03,972 with a 78.23% recovery rate.
Bangladesh will get vaccine in time: Health Minister
Health Minister Zahid Maleque said Bangladesh will get vaccine in time.
Many countries in the world are trying to develop vaccines, which are yet to be finalised.
"We are keeping in touch with every vaccine developer. We will get the vaccine that is compatible with our weather at a low price."
The health minister said winter is approaching. Covid-19 infection is on the rise in Europe and America. The Prime Minister has issued directives to take precautionary measures so coronavirus infection does not increase in Bangladesh during cold.
Zahid Maleque warned that during winter wedding and picnic take place more frequently. Durga Pooja is also nearing which may increase infections.
"So, I request all to arrange ceremonies as much less as possible in winter and adhere to health and hygiene rules."
"We have an adequate arrangement for Covid-19 test," the minister said, asking people to come forward and get tested.