Dhaka, Sept 05 Bangladesh logged 70 Covid-19 deaths and 2,430 cases in 24 hours till 8 am on Sunday, showing a slight uptrend in the fatality rate from a day earlier.
Besides, the case positivity rate declined slightly to 9.66% from the previous day’s 9.82%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,563 while the cases reached 15,14,456, the DGHS said.
The new cases were detected after testing 24,819 samples during the 24-hour period.
The recovery rate rose to 95.81%, while the case fatality remained static at 1.75 per cent compared to the corresponding period.
Among the new deaths, 31 died in Dhaka division, 20 in Chattogram, three each in Khulna and Rajshahi, six in Sylhet, and four in Rangpur, two in Barishal and one in Mymensingh divisions.
Of them, 40 were men and 30 women.
Bangladesh logged 61 Covid-19 deaths and 1,743 cases on Saturday.
The country last saw 112 Coronavirus-related deaths on June 29 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.
However, the situation was much more catastrophic from June to the better part of August as the country experienced a surge of Covid-related caseloads and deaths during that time.
Between May and June this year, there was a 273% rise in monthly caseloads and 162% in fatalities. In July, there was a 150% increase in caseloads and a 170% rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).