Dhaka, Mar 21: Bangladesh on Monday reported no COVID-19 death for fifth time in past one week of the current month simultaneously coronavirus positive cases is continuously falling sharply as the country reported 116 COVID-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours.
“The country logged zero virus-related fatality for three consecutive days between March 15 and 17 in the past four months … meaning COVID-19 death was reported on March 18 and March 20 as Bangladesh posted no COVID-19 death
for fifth time in past one week,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said.
Bangladesh reported 1.06 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 10,899 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
The country recorded zero coronavirus death for first time in late November last year since the pandemic began on March 8, 2020.
In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 67 while no Covid-19 death was reported during the period.
The official tally showed that the virus killed 29,117 people and infected 19,50,725 so far, the statement added.
The recovery count rose to 18,71,611 after another 1,140 patients were discharged from the dedicated hospitals during the past one day.
From the beginning of the pandemic, 95.94 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.49 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.
As of March 20, among the total 29,114 fatalities, 12,792 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,862 in Chattogram, 2,141 in Rajshahi, 3,716 in Khulna, 982 in Barishal, 1,326 in Sylhet, 1,416 in Rangpur and 879 in Mymensingh divisions.