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Covid-19: Highest daily caseload in over two months as infection rate jumps to 19.27%

78 more die – total death toll now stands at 13,626  

Update : 21 Jun 2021, 05:32 PM

Bangladesh has registered 4,636 more Covid-19 cases – the highest single-day tally in over two months. 

With the latest development, the number of total infections has gone up to 856,304 in the country.

It was on April 14 last when the country recorded more Covid-19 cases – 5,185 people testing positive for the deadly virus.

Meanwhile, with 78 more Covid-19 deaths recorded in the 24 hours till 8am on Monday, the toll now stands at 13,626.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 19.27% – a significant jump from Sunday’s 16.38%. 

As many as 24,509 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 528 authorized labs – government and private – across the country.

To date, 6,351,791 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 13.48%.

The rising trend of coronavirus infections and fatalities was revealed by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), via a press release, on Monday.

Of the 78 deceased – 56 men and 22 women – 23 were from Dhaka division, 15 from Rajshahi, 14 from Khulna, 11 from Chittagong, nine from Rangpur, three from Barisal, two from Sylhet, and one from Mymensingh division.

Seventy-two of them died while undergoing treatment at the different hospitals of the country while six died at home.

Thirty-nine of the deceased patients were aged above 60, 23 between 51 and 60, eight between 41 and 50, seven aged between 31 and 40, and one was aged between 21 and 30.

So far, 9,768 men (71.69%) and 3,858 women (28.31%) have died from Covid-19 across the country. 

Since the beginning, 7,401 people have died in Dhaka division, 2,603 in Chittagong, 884 in Rajshahi, 1,001 in Khulna, 407 in Barisal, 503 in Sylhet, 541 in Rangpur, and 286 in Mymensingh.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.59%.

The health authorities said 2,827 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 785,482 patients – 91.73% – have made full recovery across the country.

Currently, 32,267 people are in isolation and 52,826 are quarantined.

On March 8 last year, 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 more than 3,883,000 lives and infected as many as 179,326,000 people across the world till Monday evening, according to worldometer.

As many as 163,886,000 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has affected 220 countries and territories across the planet.

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