Bangladesh records 31 more deaths, 1,290 new cases in 24 hours
Bangladesh registered 31 deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to Thursday morning, taking the total number of deaths in the country to 12,076.
The latest single-day death toll is the lowest since March 25, when health authorities recorded 34 deaths. On March 24, the daily Covid-19 death toll was 25.
The country also logged a total of 778,687 coronavirus cases with 1,290 people testing positive over the same period.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Thursday.
Of the 31 deceased – 17 men and 14 women – 13 were from Dhaka division; nine from Chittagong; three each from Rajshahi and Sylhet; one each from Khulna, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions.
Of them, 23 patients died in government hospitals, six in private hospitals, and two at home.
Nineteen of the deceased patients were aged above 60, seven between 51 and 60, four between 41 and 50, and one aged between 31 and 40.
So far, 8,743 men (72.4%) and 3,333 women (27.6%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.
Since the beginning, 6,985 people have died in Dhaka division, 2,249 in Chittagong, 636 in Rajshahi, 728 in Khulna, 367 in Barisal, 422 in Sylhet, 441 in Rangpur, and 248 in Mymensingh.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.55%.
The health authorities said 1,370 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 719,619 patients – 92.41% – have made full recovery across the country.
As many as 13,471 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 459 authorized labs -- government and private -- across the country.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 9.58%. The overall infection rate of the country stands at 13.68%.
Currently, 17,993 people are in isolation and 46,263 are quarantined.
On Thursday, another two people got the first dose, taking the total number of first doses to 5,819,912. While 57,630 got the second dose during the same time, taking the total vaccinated to 3,651,153.
On March 8, health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.
The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December, 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 3, 347,018 lives and infected 161,138,318 people across the world till Thursday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 138,963,721 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.