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Covid-19: 99 deaths per day on average in a week

Wednesday was the second consecutive day when the daily death tally was reported below 100 in Bangladesh

Update : 22 Apr 2021, 12:23 AM

Bangladesh registered 95 deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday, taking the total death toll caused by the pandemic to 10,683.

Wednesday was the second consecutive day when the daily death tally was below 100, after seeing a huge spike in the past week.

The seven-day moving average of daily deaths in the country stood at 99.43 on Wednesday.

The country also logged 4,280 fresh cases in 24 hours, taking the grand total of cases to 732,060.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 15.07%. The overall infection rate of the country stands at 13.94%.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release.

Of the 95 deceased – 59 men and 36 women – 58 were from Dhaka division; 17 from Chittagong; Eight from Rajshahi; three each from Khulna, Sylhet, and Rangpur, two from Barisal; and one from Mymensingh division.

Of them, 60 patients died in government hospitals, 31 in private hospitals, and four at home. 

Fifty-seven of the deceased patients were aged above 60, 22 between 51 and 60, 13 between 41 and 50, and three aged between 31 and 40.

So far, 7,886 men (73.82%) and 2,797 women (26.18%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.


Since the beginning, 6,237 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,926 in Chittagong, 565 in Rajshahi, 655 in Khulna, 317 in Barisal, 355 in Sylhet, 404 in Rangpur, and 224 in Mymensingh.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.46%.

The health authorities said 7,072 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 635,183 patients – 86.77% – have made full recovery across the country.

As many as 28,408 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 335 authorized labs -- government and private -- across the country.

Currently, 18,990 people are in isolation and 52,461 are quarantined.

Another 15,938 people got the first dose, taking the total number of first doses to 5,745,085. While 170,902 got the second dose during the same time, taking the total vaccinated to 1,678,189.

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 as Sars-CoV-2.

The disease 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 3,060,928 lives and infected 143,673,350 people across the world till Wednesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 122,048,479 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 219 countries and territories across the planet.

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