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Coronavirus death toll tops 2,000 in Bangladesh

55 more die, 2,738 infected as total cases now 1,62,417
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Coronavirus death toll tops 2,000 in Bangladesh

Health authorities on Sunday confirmed the death of 55 more people due to deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) in a span of 24 hours which mounted the death toll in Bangladesh to 2,052.

Another 2,738 new patients were diagnosed with coronavirus during the period, raising the total number to 1,62,417.

The daily infection rate on Sunday was recorded 19.57 percent.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.

In the last 24 hours, 68 laboratories across the country tested 13,988 samples, she said adding, “So far, 8,46,062 tests have been conducted.”

Against the number of total tests since March 8, the infection rate has been 19.20 percent in the country, said Dr Nasima.

Across the country, 1,904 more patients made recovery, she said adding that 72,625 people have so far recovered from the disease.

Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 44.72 percent in the country  while the mortality rate 1.26 percent.

Among the new deceased, 37 were male and 18 female, she said. Since March  11, some 1,624 male and 428 female died of Covid-19 in the country.

Dr Nasima presented the number of deaths in each age group since March 11.

Among the new deceased, one was between 11 and 20 years, three between 31 and 40 years, 17 between 41 and 50, 13 between 51 and 60, nine between 61 and 70 and 12 were between 71 and 80 years.

In the last 24 hours, 19 patients died in Dhaka division, 13 in Chattogram division, one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions ,  six in Khulna division, five in Barishal division, two in Sylhet division an eight in Rangpur division.

According to DGHS data, 13 of the total deceased were below 10 years, 24 were  between 11 and 20 years, 70 between 21 and 30, 151 between 31 and 40, 311 between 41 and 50, 593 between 51 and 60, and 890 people were  above 60 years.

“Since March 11, 1060 people have died in Dhaka division, 634 in Chattogram division, 102 in Rajshahi division, 88 in Khulna division, 72 in Barishal division, 86 in Sylhet division, 61 in Rangpur division, and 49 in Mymensingh division,” Dr Nasima added.

In the last 24 hours, she said,  41 people died at hospitals across the country while 14 at their homes.   

New 717 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours and 764 released during the period.

Another 449 people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours while 242 released and currently, 16,449 people are in isolation.

During the period, another 2,887 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 2,535  released.

At present, 64,502 people are quarantined across the country.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8.

The number of cases has spiked in recent weeks.

Global situation

The global Covid-19 confirmed cases reached 11,239,378 on Sunday morning while deaths from the disease topped 530,110, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

According to JHU data, Brazil has come up to the second position after the US with 1,577,004 cases and 64,265 deaths as of Sunday.

Meanwhile, Russia has counted the third highest Covid-19 cases- 673,564 till date while India come down to the fourth position after Russia with 648,315 Covid-19 cases. The country has so far reported 18,655 deaths.

Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 129,973 patients and about 2,838,678 confirmed cases.

In the US, New York State alone counted 32,157 deaths till date.

Millions of people came out of home after over three months in England as lockdown restrictions were eased.  Several other European countries have done so.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

BK

 

 

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