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Daily Covid-19 death tally drops below 100 after four days

  • Published at 04:22 pm April 20th, 2021
Covid-19 dead body graveyard Dhaka 20 April 2021
Family members carry the body of a Covid-19 victim for burial at a graveyard in Dhaka on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

DGHS records 91 deaths between April 19 and April 20 across Bangladesh; death toll now stands at 10,588

Bangladesh has logged another 91 deaths and 4,559 new infections in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning.

With the latest development, the death toll in the country stands at 10,588 and the total number of infections stands at 727,78

The latest figures were published via a press release by the Directorate General of Health Services on Tuesday.

From Friday to Monday, Bangladesh witnessed the highest ever single-day deaths in the country. On Friday and Saturday, 101 people had died each day. On Sunday, the day’s death toll was 102, and on Monday, it was 112.

On average, 99.5 deaths were logged per day over the last one week. And over the last five days, the average was 101 deaths per day, taking the country's death toll from 10,000-mark to over 10,500 in only five days.

Of the 91 deceased – 58 men and 33 women – 60 were from Dhaka division, 17 from Chittagong, five from Khulna, four from Barisal, three from Rajshahi and two from Rangpur division. 

Of them, 52 patients died in government hospitals, 36 in private hospitals, two at home and one was pronounced dead on arrival when brought to a hospital.

So far, 7,827 men (73.92%) and 2,261 women (26.08%) have died from Covid-19 across the country. 

Fifty-four of the deceased patients were aged above 60, 18 between 51 and 60, 11 between 41 and 50, seven aged between 31 and 40, and one aged between 11 and 20.

Since the beginning, 6,179 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,909 in Chittagong, 557 in Rajshahi, 652 in Khulna, 315 in Barisal, 352 in Sylhet, 401 in Rangpur, and 223 in Mymensingh.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.45%.

The health authorities said 6,811 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 628,111 patients – 86.31% – have made full recovery across the country.

As many as 27,056 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 265 authorized labs -- government and private -- across the country.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 16.85%. The overall infection rate of the country stands at 13.94%.

Currently, 18,623 people are in isolation and 52,145 are quarantined.

On Tuesday, another 15,057 people got the first dose, taking the total number of first doses to 5,729,147. While 140,678 got the second dose during the same time, taking the total vaccinated to 1,507,287.

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 3,046,224 lives and infected 142,811,450 people across the world till Tuesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 121,348,946 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 219 countries and territories across the planet.

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