The proportion of Covid-19 circumstances that come out constructive was the bottom in 9 months yesterday.
The well being directorate reported 718 new circumstances within the 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday.
In opposition to a complete of 14,363 checks in these 24 hours, the positivity fee was 5 %.
On April 5, the positivity fee was 4.90 %, in line with the information from the Directorate Common of Well being Providers (DGHS).
With the most recent determine, the entire variety of constructive circumstances rose to five,24,020.
In response to consultants, the every day positivity fee is likely one of the essential parameters to measure the transmission degree of the virus.
If the speed stays under 5 % repeatedly for 2 weeks and doesn’t improve, it means the transmission is beneath management, epidemiologists stated.
All through September and October, the positivity fee was under 12 % nearly day by day and began rising from the primary week of November.
Over the last seven days, it began lowering once more.
Within the 24 hours, in the meantime, 16 extra individuals have died with coronavirus an infection, elevating the demise depend to 7,8119.
This was round 1.49 % of all confirmed circumstances within the nation for the reason that first three circumstances have been reported on March 8.
The DGHS stated one other 963 sufferers have recovered in the identical 24-hour interval. With this, 4,68,681 sufferers have recovered.
Of the 16 deceased, 10 have been male. All of them died in hospitals, in line with the press launch.
Considered one of them was aged between 31 and 40, one between 51 and 60, and the remainder 14 have been above 60 years of age.
Of all deceased to date, greater than 80 % have been above 50 years outdated, in line with the DGHS information.
Of the yesterday’s deceased, 10 have been from Dhaka division whereas one every was from Chattogram, Rajshahi, Khulna and Mymensingh divisions and the remainder two have been from Sylhet division.