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Covid-19: Bangladesh records highest 102 deaths in a single day

  • Published at 04:29 pm April 18th, 2021
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File photo of a Covid-19 victim given a burial in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

3,698 new infections over 24 hours

Bangladesh has recorded over 100 Covid-19 single-day deaths for the third consecutive day

On Sunday, another 102 deaths were logged in 24 hours. Earlier on Saturday and Friday, 101 new deaths were recorded in a single day, the highest in the country so far since the first reported death on March 18, 2020.

Meanwhile, only 3,698 tests came back positive from the 19,404 tests conducted over the last 24 hours.

The Directorate of Health Services (DGHS) published the latest figures via a press release on Sunday.

With the updated data, the death toll in the country stands at 10,385, and the total cases at 718,950.

The seven-day moving average of single-day Covid-19 deaths, with the Sunday’s tally, shot up to 92.2.

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Of the deceased, 59 were male and 43 were female. Sixty-three of them were aged above 60, 23 were between the age range 51-60, 14 were between 41-50, and two people were aged between 31-40.

Sixty-eight of the deceased died in Dhaka, 22 in Chittagong, four each in Mymensingh and Barisal, three in Rajshahi, and one in Khulna.

The day’s infection rate stands at 19% while the overall rate is 13.9% in the country. The mortality rate remains at 1.44% while the recovery rate slightly tumbled to 85.5%.

Another 6,121 people recovered from the virus over the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 614,936.

Till Sunday afternoon, a total of 5.6 million people had received the first dose and 1.1 million received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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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 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 had claimed 3,026,315 lives and infected 141,405,284 people across the world till Sunday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 120,098,153 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 219 countries and territories across the planet.

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