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12:00 AM, January 18, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:31 AM, January 18, 2021

Number of new Covid cases on decline

Bangladesh is seeing a sharp decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases over the past week.

The health authorities announced the detection of 569 new cases in 24 hours until yesterday morning.

During this time, 23 more coronavirus deaths were recorded, pushing up the country's death tally to 7,906.

The mortality rate now stands at 1.5 percent, according to a handout from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the new cases, the caseload now stands at 527,632. So far, 472,437 of the patients (89.5 percent) have recovered including 681 in those 24 hours.

As per the latest data, the daily infection rate dropped to 4.23 percent.

The country recorded a daily infection rate of 4.90 percent on January 14, 8.29 percent on January 10, 7.52 percent on January 4, and 8.18 percent on January 1.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Meanwhile, there has been no let-up in the number of tests conducted. So far, 3,457,453 tests have been conducted -- 13,446 in the last 24 hours.


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