The country recorded a covid positivity rate below 5% for the past two weeks. In five districts including Chapainawabganj, no new covid cases were detected for a week.
Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Khagrachari, and Gaibandha are the other four districts, according to information from the Directorate General of Health Services, which also said, no death was recorded in 54 districts in the past 24 hours.
Since both the infection and death rate has decreased, experts think now is the time to quickly get more people vaccinated.
Dr M Mushtuq Husain, Advisor, Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) told The Business Standard, "Given the low number of new cases, the overall covid situation is better. Now, new covid patients should be identified and isolated while the aged people should be vaccinated on a priority basis."
He, however, warned that the pandemic is not yet in control across the globe. So, we must assume it might spike again in our country.
"It is therefore imperative to get most people vaccinated, which will reduce death rates," Dr Husain said.
Bangladesh reported 18 new deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8 am Monday.
During the same period, 794 more people tested positive for the virus.
Besides, the health officials recorded a 3.19% positivity rate after testing 24,928 samples across the country.
For 14 days in a row, the country recorded a positivity rate below 5%.
With the latest figures, the death toll reached 27,591 and the case tally climbed to 15,58,758 in the country.
In the last week (from 27 September to 3 October) death rate has reduced to 15.9% and the covid positivity rate went down to 3.4%.
25 lakh more doses of Pfizer vaccine to arrive
Twenty-five lakh more doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in the country in two days (4 and 5 October) under the Covax facility, a platform to ensure coronavirus vaccination in all countries on a fair basis.
The first shipment of 6.25 lakh vaccines will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11.20 pm on Monday, said a Health Ministry press release.
Besides, the second shipment of 12.56 lakh shots will arrive around noon on Tuesday. The remaining 6.25 lakh vaccine doses will arrive around 11:20 pm on the same day, according to the release.
Officials of the Ministry of Health, Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), Central Medical Stores Depot and the airport will be present to receive the vaccines.
Earlier, a total of 36.4 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine arrived in the country under the Covax facility in three phases.