Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 39 die, 2,156 infected in 24 hrs

Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 39 die, 2,156 infected in 24 hrs

Bangladesh saw a spike in daily Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday as health authorities registered 39 deaths with 2,156 new infections and 2,302 recovery in 24 hours.

With the latest count the total tally of infection and death reached 454,146 and 6,487 respectively.

The death rate stood at 1.43 percent while so far, 369,179 patients which is 81.29 percent have recovered, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on November 4.

Until now, 2,695,150 tests have been carried out, including 16,001 new ones, and 16.84 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2666.64 infections, 2167.73 recoveries, and 38.09 deaths per million.

So far, 3,448 have died in Dhaka division, 1,247 in Chattogram, 397 in Rajshahi, 490 in Khulna, 215 in Barishal, 264 in Sylhet, 294 in Rangpur and 132 in Mymensingh.

Bangladesh is now apparently back to the alarming situation it largely saw a few months back when Covid-19 hit the country.

After showing an erratic decline for nearly 70 days, the coronavirus cases keep growing again over the last few days in the country with over 2,000 infection cases getting registered each day.

The number of corona patients is also increasing at different hospitals over the last few days, prompting the public health experts to urge the government to equip all the hospitals, including the upazila health complexes, with necessary equipment, including adequate oxygen facilities, to ensure proper healthcare services to the infected people.