Covid-19 in Bangladesh

2,949 new cases, 37 deaths


Bangladesh on Friday confirmed 37 more deaths from the pandemic coronavirus and 2,949 new cases of infection testing 13,488 samples in the last 24 hours.

Some 1,862 patients cured during the period till 8am, additional director general for health Prof Nasima Sultana said at the daily briefing.

With that, the death toll from the virus rose to 2,275 and the number of total infections stood at 1,78,443 and recoveries increased to 86,406.

Around 48.42 percent of novel coronavirus patients have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.27 percent have died.
The overall rate of infection from the samples tested is 19.43 percent so far from the detection of the first cases on March 8.
Of the latest victims, 29 were men and eight women - 23 died in different hospitals and 14 at their respective homes.

Of them 12 were from Dhaka, 17 were from Chattogram, two each from Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur, one each from Barishal and Mymensingh.

According to the analysis of Covid-19 victims' age groups as of Friday, the highest number of patients - 43.47 percent - died till date were aged 60 and above.

The age groups of 51-60 and 41-50 come next with respectively 29.80 percent and 14.68 percent. Rest of the age groups stand under eight percent, such as- 31-40 with 7.30 percent, 21-30 with 3.25 percent, 11-20 with 1.14 percent and under ten with 0.62 percent (13).

The gender-wise analysis of victims stated that some 1,799 people who have died from Covid-19 are male and 476 are female, which are 79.08 percent and 20.92 percent respectively.

Currently, 63,537 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,600 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 325,644 people have completed their quarantine course.

The authorities placed 893 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 17,192 after 17,723 left.
So far, Bangladesh has tested 918,272 samples for Covid19.