Daily infection rate of Covid-19 in Bangladesh has fallen to 3.96% on Thursday, the lowest in more than nine months, according to data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Prior to this, the lowest daily infection was 2.07%, recorded on 4 April 2020.
According to the DGHS, the novel coronavirus claimed 16 more lives in the last 24 hours till Thursday 8 am.
At least 584 more people tested positive for the virus during this period.
In the meantime, a total of 14,761 samples were tested across the country in 200 laboratories.
Meanwhile, a total of 602 patients were declared free of Covid-19 in the latest daily count, raising the number of recoveries to 4,75074. The overall recovery rate for the day was 89.59%.
Among the deceased, 11 were men and five were women. Fifteen of them died in different hospitals across the country while one died at home. Of them, 13 hailed from Dhaka and one each from Chattogram, Rajshahi, and Khulna divisions.
Bangladesh's Covid-19 infection rate hovered between 20% and 25% from June to August last year. The highest daily infection rate in the country was reported at 31.91% on 3 August.
The infection rate came down to below 20% in the middle of the same month. In December, the daily infection rate was between 8% and 12%.
Bangladesh has passed 320 days of the Covid-19 outbreak with 5,30,271 confirmed cases and 7,966 deaths so far.
The country's first Covid-19 cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the infection 10 days later.