Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coronavirus: Bangladesh sees spike in deaths

Coronavirus: Bangladesh sees spike in deaths

News Desk
Bangladesh on Tuesday saw a rise in both
the number of coronavirus deaths and new
reported cases.
The health authorities announced 43 deaths
in the past 24 hours, pushing the death
tally to 4,802.
During this period, 1,724 new cases were
detected after testing 14,050 samples at
94 RT-PCR labs. So far 1,756,746 tests
have been carried out with an overall
infection rate of 19.41 percent.
Meanwhile, the death rate increased to
1.41 percent, a handout from the
Directorate General of Health Services
(DGHS) said.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on
March 8 and the first death on March 18.
The country’s confirmed cases soared past
300,000-mark on Aug 26.
So far, the country has recorded 341,056
cases but 245,594 (72.01 percent) of them
have recovered – 2,439 in the past 24
hours.
DGHS said that in per one million
population, 2,002.6 cases are being
recorded and 1442.07 are recovering while
28.2 are dying.
Among the new victims, 32 are aged above
60 years. So far, 3,744 men and 1,058
women have died.
Since the beginning, 2,339 have died in
Dhaka division, 1,008 in Chattogram, 323
in Rajshahi, 406 in Khulna, 180 in
Barishal, 216 in Sylhet, 228 in Rangpur
and 102 in Mymensingh.

Currently, 17,604 people are in isolation
and 49,330 are quarantined.
Global Situation
Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded
19.1 million globally, according to the
latest tally from Johns Hopkins University
(JHU).
Besides, the global death count has
reached 926,923.
According to the JHU data, more than 19.7
million people have recovered.
US, the worst-affected country, has
registered more than 6.5 million
infections and 194,467 deaths.
Meanwhile, India's confirmed cases neared
5 million on Tuesday.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in
China in December. It was declared a
pandemic in March.
Currently, there is no vaccine for the
virus. A number of promising vaccine
candidates are in the final phase of their
trials.

Share |