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Covid-19: Death toll crosses 13,000-mark in Bangladesh

  • Published at 04:32 pm June 11th, 2021
A man does a live stream of the burial of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a cemetery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 22, 2021 Reuters
File photo: A man does a live stream of the burial of a person who died from Covid-19 at a cemetery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 22, 2021 Reuters Reuters

43 fatalities, 2,454 new cases reported in 24 hours as infection rate remains over 13%

Bangladesh has registered 43 more Covid-19 deaths, taking the toll so far to 13,032.

And with 2,454 new Covid-19 cases, the number of total infections has jumped to 822,849.

Meanwhile, another 2,286 patients recovered from the infectious disease in a 24-hour time frame till Friday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the 43 deceased — 30 men and 13 women — 11 were from Rajshahi division, 10 from Chittagong, eight from Dhaka, seven from Khulna, four from Rangpur, two from Barisal and one from Mymensingh.


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Forty-two of them died at different hospitals in the country while one died at home.

So far, 9,380 men (71.98%) and 3,652 women (28.02%) have died of Covid-19 in Bangladesh.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected currently stands at 1.58%.

As many as 18,535 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 510 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 2,454 new patients were confirmed.

The latest figures showed an infection rate of 13.24%.

To date, 6,144,773 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 13.39%.

Up to this point, 761,916 patients — 92.59% of all infected — have recovered from Covid-19 across the country.

On March 8, 2020, the 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, turning into a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed 3,790,320 lives and infected 175,676,401 people across the world till Friday afternoon, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

As many as 159,228,253 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.

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