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Covid-19: Bangladesh records highest single-day caseload in over 7 weeks

  • Published at 11:40 am June 15th, 2021
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A Covid-19 patient with a low oxygen saturation level being taken to the emergency unit of the newly inaugurated DNCC Covid-19 hospital in Mohakhali, Dhaka, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

50 more deaths, 3,319 new cases reported in 24 hours

Bangladesh has registered 3,319 more Covid-19 cases — the highest single-day figure since April 23 when 3,629 new patients were reported in a day.

With the latest development, the number of total infections has gone up to  833,291 in the country.

Meanwhile, with 50 more Covid-19 deaths recorded in the 24 hours between 8am on Monday and 8am on Tuesday, the toll now stands at 13,222.

On the other hand, another 2,243 patients recovered from the infectious disease over the same period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As many as 23,265 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 512 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and the new patients were confirmed, with an infection rate of 14.27% during the same period.

To date, 6,218,979 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall test positivity rate of 13.40%.

Of the 50 deceased — 30 men and 20 women — 15 each were from Khulna and Rajshahi divisions, six each from Chittagong and Dhaka, three each from Mymensingh and Sylhet, and one each from Barisal and Rangpur.

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Forty-eight of them died at different hospitals, one was brought in dead, while another died at home.

So far, 9,507 men (71.9%) and 3,715 women (28.1%) have died of Covid-19 in Bangladesh.

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

Up to this point, 771,073 patients — 92.53% of all infected — have recovered from Covid-19 across the country.

On March 8, 2020, the 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, turning into a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed 3,829,091 lives and infected 177,089,650 people across the world as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

As many as 161,296,978 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.

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