Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 216 deaths in a week

Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 216 deaths in a week

Bangladesh recorded 216 Covid-related deaths on the 39th epidemiological week till Sunday morning.

The country, by the meantime, saw 32 more deaths, 1,275 new cases and 1,714 recoveries from Covid-19 in 24 hours.

So far, 5,161 people died due to the deadly disease, according to an official release sent by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Besides, the daily infection rate in Bangladesh increased to 11.93 percent during the period as the new patients were detected after the test of 10,685 samples. The mortality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.44 percent.

With the latest figure, the number of total cases rose to 3,59,148, which is 18.81 percent of the total tested population.

The recovery rate from Covid-19 reached 75.3 percent as 1,714 patients got cured from the disease during the period, raising the number of total recoveries to 2,70,491 since March last.

Currently, there are 83,496 active cases in the country. Bangladesh is seeing 2108.83 infections, 1,588.26 recoveries per million while 30.3 are dying against the same number.

On the 39th epidemiological week (Sept 20-26), 10,501 new cases were detected across the country and 14,391 recovered, the handout said.

Since March 18, it said, 3,996 men and 1,165 women have died of the disease in Bangladesh.

Of the new 32 victims, 23 are above 60 years of age and six between 51 and 60 years.

So far, 2,566 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,065 in Chattoram, 337 in Rajshahi, 433 in Khulna, 187 in Barishal, 228 in Sylhet, 237 in Rangpur and 108 have died in Mymensingh divisions.

Across the country, 15,721 people are now in isolation and 44,402 in quarantine.

In Bangladesh, the first three cases of coronavirus infection were detected on March 8 and it crossed 3,00,000 on August 26.

On July 2, a total of 4,019 Covid-19 patients were identified in the country which was the highest in a single day.

The death toll from the disease exceeded 5,000 on September 22 in Bangladesh.