214 new recoveries in a day
Bangladesh has recorded the highest Covid-19 daily death toll and cases tally in the last 24 hours, with 19 new deaths and 1,162 fresh cases.
With the latest figures, the country's Covid-19 death toll has risen to 269.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday surpassed the 17,000-mark, climbing to 17,822 with the additional cases.
Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general (Add DG-administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), revealed the country's latest Covid-19 figures through a daily online bulletin from Dhaka on Wednesday.
Of the deceased, seven were female and the rest were male.
The DGHS official said a girl child, aged between zero to 10, has died from Covid-19 in the last 24-hours.
A total of 7,900 samples were tested in 41 laboratories countrywide.
Nasima Sultana also said that 214 patients had recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of people who have made full recovery to 3,361.
Of the deceased, one was aged between 31 and 40 years, seven were aged between 51 and 60, five were aged between 61 and 70, and five were aged between 71 and 80.
Of them, thirteen were from Dhaka division, one from Narayanganj district, one from Munshiganj district, one from Khulna district, and three from Chittagong division.
“People are putting their lives at risk because they do not want to follow health guidelines,” she said.
She stated that Praava Health and Ibn Sina Medical College Hospital in Dhaka and Sheikh Hasina Medical College in Jamalpur were the three new testing facilities.
She urged everyone to be empathetic towards Covid-19 patients.
“It could happen to anyone. Try to empathise with those who have the disease and who have lost people in their families,” she said.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 150 people were placed in isolation while 76 were released.
Meanwhile, 2,558 people were quarantined and 2,662 were released in the last 24 hours.
A new quarantine facility had been set up in Faridpur, she said.
In the last 24 hours, 10,300 personal protective equipment (PPE) were collected and 48,350 PPEs had been distributed while a total of 3,71,351 PPEs remained in stock, she said.
In the last 24 hours, 137,026 calls were received on the health hotline numbers.
On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first case of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2.
Till now, the fast spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 293,292 lives and infected more than 4,361,797 people across the world, according to worldometer.
As many as 1,612,995 people have recovered from Covid-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which has spread to 212 countries and territories across the planet.