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Daily corona deaths in BD again peak to 28: infections drop to 1764

Daily corona deaths in BD again peak to 28: infections drop to 1764

News Report: Daily corona deaths in Bangladesh again peaked to 28 while infections

dropped to 1764 as of Saturday.

The viral health hazard has yet to come under control as infections mark a little fall but then again a sharp rise over recent times, thus keeping both the curves of cases and casualties progressively up. On Saturday, the daily deaths from the lethal virus again peaked to 28 but infections dropped from the peak at 2523 on Friday to 1764 the day after. Friday deaths were 23, while the figure was 28 on May 24.

The latest casualties raised the death toll from the pandemic to 610 and the total cases to 44,608 in nearly three months since the invasion was first detected on March 8.

“The tally of infections has also increased to 44,608 as 1764 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours,” DGHS Additional Director-General Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka.

She said the recovery count rose to 9375 after another 360 patients were released from hospitals in the same period.

The health official informed that a total of 9987 samples were tested at 50 authorised labs across the country during that time.

Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

Nasima said nearly 75 percent patients are taking treatment from their homes, and many of them are being cured every day after receiving treatment through hotlines.

She said among the 28 deaths, four in their 30s, four in their 40s, nine in their 50s, six in their 60s, three in their 70s and two in their 80s. Among the victims, ten are in Dhaka city and the rest are outside the capital city, the health official said.

According to the division-wise data, she said, 18 deaths took place in Dhaka division, seven in Chattogram division, two in Rangpur and one in Sylhet division.

Dhaka, Narayanganj and Chattogram remain corona “hotspots” because the maximum numbers of cases were detected in the three cities.

As of May 29, Dhaka city had been considered worst affected with 15,553 COVID cases, according to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

Among the COVID-19-prone districts, Chattogram is the hardest- hit one with 2138 cases, according to the IEDCR data.

It was followed by Narayanganj with 1944 cases, Cumilla with 753, Munshiganj with 658, Dhaka with 650, Gazipur with 629 positive cases, Cox’s Bazar with 508, Noakhali with 478 cases, Mymensingh with 424 cases and Rangpur with 409 cases.

The health official said a total of 297,054 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country. A total of 2, 88, 225 people were kept in home and institutional quarantine and 2,21,949 people were released from quarantine, while the number of people now in quarantine is 60,276.

It said a total of 629 institutions have been prepared across the country for keeping over 31,991 people in quarantine, while nearly 5529 people have now been kept in isolation.

It said to date, nearly 85,40,159 people had received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency health services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

As of May 30, 2020, 10:05 GMT, 367,228 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 6,048,870 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

China was world’s first country to report on January 11 the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.

With inputs from briefing, agencies

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