Bangladesh logged 120 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours till Saturday morning, the lowest in about two months amid concern over the unlocking of the country from restrictions imposed to check the spread of the virus.
The country last saw 119 Coronavirus related deaths on June 27 and the upward curve of the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 with 264 deaths.
Besides, 3,991 more people came out positive with the virus after testing 23,882 samples during the last 24 hours, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh number pushed the country’s total fatalities to 25,143 while the cases reached 1,457,194.
Meanwhile the case positivity rate fell to 16.71 % from Friday’s 17.18% , said the DGHS.
The country last recorded 16.38% daily case positivity rate on June 20.
The recovery rate rose to 93.02 %, but the case fatality increased to 1.73 % compared to the same period.
Among the new deaths, 40 died in the Dhaka division, 27 in Chattogram , 15 in Khulna, 13 Sylhet, nine in Rajshahi, seven in Rangpur, six in Mymensingh and three in Barishal division.
Of them 69 were male and 51 female.
The country is currently seeing around 170 deaths and 6,800 cases on a seven day average.
Meanwhile, the government managed to vaccinate 6,395,466 with two doses, while another 16,386,203 people have received the first dose to date, said DGHS.