Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 17 April: The Covid-19 death trajectory in Bangladesh continued to witness an upward trend as its fatalities mounted to 10,283 after 101 people died from the virus in the last 24 hours.
It is the second consecutive day when the number of daily fatalities surpassed 100-mark. Earlier on Friday, the country reported the same number of Covid-19 deaths.
However, the number of new infections has dropped significantly compared to the past few weeks, with 3,473 people were infected in the last 24 hours ending at 8am Saturday. The case count stands at 7,15,252 in the country, according to The Directorate General of Health Service.
Between 4 and 7 April, the number of new cases was above 7,000, and it dropped below 5,000-mark on 15 April with 4,192 new infections. The number was 4,417 yesterday.
The number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was also lower than that of the past few weeks. Bangladesh today tested 16,185 samples in 257 labs across the country. A day before, the number of samples was 18,906 and a week ago it was 26,077.
The daily infection rate was 21.46% and the overall death rate stands at 1.44% in the country.