36 more die, 1,376 get Covid
The daily death toll caused by Covid-19 increased as the health directorate reported 36 deaths in the 24 hours preceding 8:00am yesterday.
Twenty-six Covid-19 patients died on each of the previous two days -- the lowest since the 22 fatalities recorded on May 27.
With the latest count, the total number of deaths have risen to 27,313, according to a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The overall death rate was 1.76 percent.
The Covid-19 case positivity rate also increased slightly to 4.79 percent from 4.69 percent the previous day.
In the same 24-hour period, the DGHS reported 1,376 new cases of Covid-19 after testing 28,736 samples countrywide.
The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 15,47,176.
Of the 36 deceased reported yesterday, 17 were male and 19 were female.
Dhaka division saw the highest number of deaths, 18, followed by 10 in Chattogram, two each in Rajshahi, Khulna and Sylhet, and one each in Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions.
The second wave of Covid-19 started in the country from the second week of March this year.
Amid the spread of the more contagious Delta variant, the rate of daily infections and deaths broke all previous records in the country.
The all-time highest positivity rate of 33 percent was recorded on July 24.
With the Delta variant rampaging through the country, the government was forced to impose strict restrictions in different phases from early July to contain transmission.
From early August, the transmission of the virus started declining steadily.