Covid-19 in Bangladesh

3,360 new cases, 41 deaths


Bangladesh on Thursday confirmed 3,360 new cases of coronavirus, 41 more deaths and 3,706 recoveries in a day.
With that, the number of patients surged to 175,494 with 2,238 deaths and 84,544 recoveries.

The recovery rate rose to 48.17 percent while the death rate was 1.28 percent so far,
Additional director general for health Prof Nasima Sultana said 15,632 samples were tested in 75 labs in the last 24 hours till 8am on Thursday.

So far 904,784 samples have been tested in Bangladesh since the detection of the first cases on March 8. Of them, 19.40 percent turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh reported the first death from the pandemic virus on March 18.
Of the latest victims, Prof Nasima said 29 were men and 12 women. Thirty-eight of them have died in different hospitals and three at their respective homes.

Of them 12 were from Dhaka, 14 from Chattogram, six from Khulna, three from Rangpur and two each from Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rajshahi.

So far, the highest number of patients - 44.19 percent - died were aged 60 and above.
The age groups of 51-60 and 41-50 come next with respectively 29.04 percent and 14.61 percent.

Rest of the age groups stand under eight percent, such as- 31-40 with 7.10 percent, 21-30 with 3.26 percent, 11-20 with 1.16 percent and under ten with 0.63 percent – 13 patients.
The gender-wise analysis of victims stated that 79.09 were male and 20.91 percent females.

Currently, 63,106 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,282 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 323,475 people have completed their quarantine course.

The authorities placed 879 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 17,067 after 16,955 left.
The confirmed cases of coronavirus across the world crossed 12,012, 125 while the death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 548,896 as of Thursday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

As per JHU data, Brazil has grabbed the second position after the US with 1,713,160 cases and 67,964 deaths while India took the third position again with 742,417 cases.

India has so far reported 20,642 deaths. Meanwhile, Russia counted the fourth highest cases -- 699,749 -- till date.
Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 132,277 patients and about 3,053,328 confirmed cases.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the virus pandemic on March 11.