Daily cases drop below 1,000
The number of new cases yesterday have declined below 1,000-mark after more than four months as the health directorate reported 818 cases.
Earlier on May 17, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 698 case.
In the past 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, a total of 25 Covid-19 patients died across the country.
Against a total of 17,818 samples tested in those 24 hours, the positivity rate was 4.59 percent—the below five percent for five days in a row.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), below five percent positivity rate for 14 days in a row indicates the transmission of the virus is under control.
Since early August, the positivity rate has been declining steadily.
With the latest count, the total number of case reached at 15,50,371. Of them, 15,10,167 or around 97 percent have already recovered from their illness, including 965 in those 24 hours.
The total number of casualties to 27,393 which is around 1.76 percent of all confirmed case.
On December last year, the Covid-19 breakout was first detected in China's Wuhan city which spread across the world within months.
In Bangladesh, the first three cases were detected on March 8.