Bangladesh recorded 10 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths and 443 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 4,80,216 after another 472 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Monday (Feb 1).
Ten more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,137, the release added.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,35,582 as 443 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 12,475 samples were tested at 206 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.55 percent tested positive, while 14.62 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 89.66 percent patients have recovered, while 1.52 percent died so far since the first Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the country on Mar 8.
Among the 10 deaths, nine are male and one is female the press release said, adding one is in his 40s, two are in their 50s while seven are above 60 years.
According to the division-wise data, seven deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.
Among the total 8,137 fatalities, 4,532 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,494 in Chattogram division, 463 in Rajshahi division, 551 in Khulna division, 246 in Barishal division, 305 in Sylhet division, 357 in Rangpur division and 189 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.
A total of 36,64,197 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first Covid-19 cases in the country.
The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the Covid-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians for round the clock in the country.
A total of 7,14,357 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.
The DGHS said 2,35,02,716 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.
To receive information and treatment facilities on Covid-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.
As of Feb 1, 2021, 10:27 GMT, 2,239,013 people have died so far from the Covid-19 outbreak and there are currently 103,577,230 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
China is the world’s first country which on Jan 11, 2020 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.