Bangladesh’s confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases soared to 22,268 on Sunday with the detection of 1,273 new cases. 14 patients died in the last 24 hours until morning, raising the coronavirus death toll to 328. The recovery count also jumped to 4,373 in the last 24 hours after 256 patients were discharged from hospitals.
Bangladesh today reported 1,273 fresh cases from the novel coronavirus, the highest over a 24-hour period, raising the tally of Covid-19 infections to 22,268. The virus death toll has also surged to 328 as 14 more deaths were recorded during the period, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a regular health bulletin at the DGHS in the city.
Among the deceased, 13 were male and one female, Dr Nasima said adding nine of them were from Dhaka division and five from Chattogram division. Of the deceased, one was aged between 11-20 years, one between 31-40, two 41-50, three around 51-60, three 61-70, three others 71-80, and one 80-90 years old.
The recovery rate is around 19.64 percent while the death rate from the infection is 1.47 percent, she said.
A total of 8,114 samples were tested at 42 authorised labs across the country since yesterday and 175,408 samples were so far tested, she added.
The DGHS official informed that the recovery count also jumped to 4,373 in the last 24 hours after 256 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 276 people have been put under isolation while 74 have been released throughout the country. Currently, a total of 3,248 people are under isolation, Dr Nasima added.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on Mar 18, ten days after the detection of the first Covid-19 cases.
Globally, over 4.64 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 312,029 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.