Bangladesh reported six more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am Saturday, the lowest daily fatalities in the pandemic in the last seven months.
Earlier on 3 March, the country logged five deaths from the virus.
Besides, 293 more people tested positive for the virus during the same period, taking the tally of cases to 1,565,174 in the country.
The current positivity rate dropped to 1.88% which is the lowest in the last one and a half year.
Earlier, the infection rate was reported at 1.42% on 2 April last year.
With the latest additions, the death toll climbed to 27,752 in the country.
Professor Dr Nazrul Islam, noted virologist and member of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19, told The Business Standard that Covid situation is better now. Now more people need to be vaccinated quickly.
"The Covid situation will hopefully remain good till March 2022 as we experienced the same at the same period last year. However, we have to be careful so that the situation doesn't get worse," he further said.
Among the deaths reported on Saturday, three died in Dhaka division and one each died in Chattogram, Khulna, and Sylhet divisions.
Also, 442 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 97.58% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 17,779 of the total deceased across the country were men and 9,973 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.