Total number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 471,739
Bangladesh registered another 2,316 Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour span until yesterday morning and it was the 12th consecutive day that the daily infection tally was at least 2,000.
The last time such a grim feat was recorded was between September 6 and 17, according to data compiled from the daily press releases of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on the country’s Covid-19 situation.
With the latest infections, the total number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 471,739.
In the 24-hour time frame, 35 more people died of Covid-19 in the country, taking the total body count to 6,748.
Of the 35 deceased — 23 are men and 12 women — 22 were from Dhaka Division, five from Mymensingh, three each from Chittagong and Rangpur, and one each from Rajshahi and Barisal.
One of the deceased was in his 20s, five were in their 40s, five in their 50s, while 23 were aged above 60 years and one was between 11 to 20 years of age.
All the victims died at different hospitals across the country.
So far, 5,164 men (76.53%) and 1,584 women (23.47%) have died of Covid-19 across the country.
Since the emergence of coronavirus in the country, 3,640 have died in Dhaka Division, 1,269 in Chittagong, 409 in Rajshahi, 499 in Khulna, 220 in Barishal, 266 in Sylhet, 306 in Rangpur, and 139 in Mymensingh.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.43%.
The health authorities said 2,593 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 388,379 patients – 82.33% – have made full recovery across the country.
As many as 16,807 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 118 authorized labs — government and private — across the country.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 16.43%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 16.72%.
Currently, 12,959 people are in isolation and 41,183 in quarantine.
As of 8pm yesterday, as many as 65,012,013 people were diagnosed with the deadly disease that has killed at least 1,502,610 patients globally, according to Worldometer.
China was the world’s first country that, on January 11, reported the first death from Covid-19, in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.