Coronavirus in BD: 7,30,197 tests conducted, confirmed cases soar to 1,37,797
A total of 1,37,787 in 7,30,197 coronavirus tests carried out in Bangladesh have turned out to be positive.
The health authorities have confirmed 3,809 new cases after testing 18,099 samples in the span of 24 hours until Sunday. The infection rate for the day was recorded at 21.05 percent.
Since March 18, the government said 1,738 people have died of COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, 43 people died from the highly contagious disease. The mortality rate is still hovering around 1.26 percent.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
She noted that at present, the total infection rate against the number of total tests is 18.87 percent.
In the last 24 hours, 1,409 patients recovered from the diseases, taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 55,727. Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 40.44 percent.
Dr Nasima said among the deceased 31 were male and 14 were female. “Their age-based analysis says, two was aged between 21 and 30 years, one between 31 and 40, seven were aged between 41 and 50 years, 13 between 51 and 60, 12 between 61 and 70, seven between 71 and 80 and another was aged between 81 and 9, years,” she said.
Twenty one patients died in Dhaka division, 10 in Chattogram division, three in Khulna division, two in Rajshahi division, three in Sylhet division, one in Rangpur division, two in Barishal division and one more died in Mymensingh division.
“Thirty people died at hospitals across the country while 12 others died at homes. One patient was declared dead upon arrival at a hospital,” she added.
Across the country, 717 more people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours while 461 were released. Currently, 14,523 people are in isolation.
During the same period, another 3,090 people were home and institutionally quarantined while 2,405 were released. At present 64,598 people are quarantined across the country.