The country records 76 more deaths, 4,846 new cases in 24 hours
Bangladesh has registered yet another 4,846 Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, showing a clear trend of increasing number of infections for the past few days.
The country recorded 4,636 cases on Monday, 3,641 cases on Sunday, and 3,057 cases on Saturday.
The country also recorded 76 deaths in the 24-hour period.
With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 13,702 while the number of total infections rose to 861,150.
On the other hand, another 2,903 patients recovered from the infectious disease 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 Tuesday afternoon.
As many as 25,338 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 528 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and the new patients were confirmed, with an infection rate of 19.36% during the same period.
To date, 6,376,819 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall test positivity rate of 13.5%.
Of the 76 deceased – 42 men and 34 women – 27 were from Khulna division, 14 each from Dhaka and Rajshahi, 10 from Chittagong, six from Rangpur, three from Sylhet, and two from Barisal division.
Of them, 62 patients died in government hospitals, ten in private hospitals, and four at home.
Thirty-seven of the deceased patients were aged above 60, 23 aged between 51 and 60, seven aged between 41 and 50, eight aged between 31 and 40, and one in 21-30 age group.
So far, 9,810 men (71.6%) and 3,892 women (28.4%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.
Since the beginning, 7,415 people have died in Dhaka division, 2,613 in Chittagong, 898 in Rajshahi, 1,028 in Khulna, 409 in Barisal, 506 in Sylhet, 547 in Rangpur, and 286 in Mymensingh.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.59%.
Up to this point, 788,385 patients — 91.55% of all infected — have recovered from Covid-19 across the country.
Currently, 33,280 people are in isolation and 54,136 are quarantined.
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 3,890,280 lives and infected 179,614,895 people across the world till Tuesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 164,314,372 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 219 countries and territories across the planet.