Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coronavirus cases, deaths both keep rising

Coronavirus cases, deaths both keep rising

Bangladesh confirms 4014 more infected, 45 dead

News Report: Coronavirus incidence in Bangladesh still curves up as health department Monday declared 4,014 people infected and 45 dead in the last 24 hours. A minister's wife and the defence secretary of the country are among those who died from corona compliacations during the time. Medical analysts stressed strengthening containment measures in hotspots by setting up medical camps along with public-health experts for area-wise thorough tracing and treatment of infected ones. Also calls grow louder for ensuring treatment in all hospitals, be it public or private, with proper arrangement of oxygen therapy. Bringing entire healthcare system under a "regimented" central control is also being prescribed. Suggestions are also coming from expatriate Bangladeshis, including physicians, about the corrective in the combat against the pandemic. One Bangladeshi-American business executive in New York, Shahidul Islam, said facemasks are distributed for free. "Even police offer masks to people found roaming around parks without wearing any." The health authorities Monday confirmed the higher number of cases by testing little lesser number of samples than Sunday's, that is, 17,837. On Sunday, 3,809 new cases were detected after testing 18,099 samples in the span of 24 hours. The infection rate also rose to 22.5 percent from 21.05 percent recorded on the previous day. Since March 18, the government said, 1,783 people have died of COVID-19. Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director-general (administration) of DGHS, came up with the disclosure during daily routine briefing. The latest death rate was recorded at 1.26 percent, while the cure rate 40.75 percent. Bangladesh remains the 17th worst-affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases. The position is one step ahead of that of South Africa and one step behind France's, according to worldometer.info. With this, the total number of infections in the country rose to 141,801. The total average infection rate so far stands at 18.96 percent. The 17,837 samples were tested in 65 labs across the country in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima said. Meanwhile, 2,053 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said, taking the total to 57,780. A total of 1,028 people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours. Among the deceased, 36 were male and nine female. Of them, 22 were from Dhaka, 10 from Chattogram, one from Rajshahi, one from Mymensingh, five from Khulna, three from Sylhet and three were from Barishal division. With inputs from briefing, media reports

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