The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has said Covid-19 infection in the country is decreasing but health guidelines will be maintained till 100 percent of the population gets vaccinated.
DGHS spokesperson and Director (disease control) Dr Nazmul Islam said this Sunday during the regular health bulletin of the directorate on Covid infection situation in the country.
“Declining infection rate is a hopeful sign but there is no reason to feel complacency,” he said.
In the last seven days 126,840 samples have been tested for Covid-19 which is 12 percent lower than the previous seven days, he said.
Dr Nazmul said, the number of new infections has decreased 32 percent in the last seven days from the previous week, meanwhile the number of fatalities has decreased 21 percent.
In the last seven days daily infection rate mostly remained below 2 percent except on October 19 when 2.20 percent infection rate was reported, he added.
“Overall the infection rate is showing a downtrend for a month which is still continuing ," said the DGHS spokesperson.
Since January this year most of the infections were logged in July and August while the country saw 336,226 and 223,480 cases respectively, he said.
“Compared to that, just 11,506 cases reported so far in October is quite an improvement”, said the DGHS official.
Number of patients in Covid dedicated hospitals have declined and people are seeking telemedicine services less now, he said.
Replying to a question he said Bangladesh cannot be considered Covid-free yet as every day new patients are being detected.
In the last week of the current month or at the beginning of next month they will be able to inform the total number of school going students who have registered for Covid-19 vaccine, said the DGHS director.