46% Covid-19 patients recover in Bangladesh


The rate of recoveries from Covid-19 is rising in Bangladesh with the number of new infections.
Some 3,524 patients recovered in the last 24 hours till 8am of Monday, increasing the tally to 76,149, according to the health department.

The recovery rate is 45.98 percent while the death rate is 1.27 percent.
Additional Director General for Health Prof Nasima Sultana said in the last 24 hours 44 more patients died of the coronavirus and 3,201 new cases of infection were identified by testing 14,245 samples.

With this, the death toll from the pandemic virus rose to 2,096 and the number of total infections stood at 165,618.
Of the deceased, 33 were men and 11 women. Thirty-five patients died in different hospitals and nine at their respective homes.
Seventeen were from Dhaka, 11 from Chattogram, four from Barishal, three each from Rajshahi and Sylhet, two each from Rangpur, Khulna and Mymensingh divisions.

Bangladesh first confirmed the virus in three people on March 8 and the first death on March 18. So far 860,307 samples have been tested in Bangladesh. The WHO declared the virus pandemic on March 11.

According to the gender-wise analysis of Covid-19 deaths in Bangladesh, some 1,657 people who have died were male and 439 were female, which are 79.05 percent and 20.95 percent respectively.

Prof Nasima said 63,801 people are now quarantined across Bangladesh – including 2,178 new.
A total of 315,369 people have completed their quarantine course.

The authorities placed 677 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 16,794 after 14,755 left.

The number of general beds dedicated to Covid-19 treatment in Dhaka city and countrywide are 6,075 and 14,775 respectively.
The ICU beds count for 149 in Dhaka metropolitan and 401 in the whole country.

There are 11,785 oxygen cylinders, 202 high-flow nasal cannula and 106 oxygen concentrators available across the country, Prof Nasima said.

She said only 4,449 general beds and 220 ICU beds are currently occupied by the patients receiving Covid-19 treatment countrywide.

People have been asked to contact hotline and mobile numbers - 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222 -to receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19. So far, 1,49,074,54 people received such services from those numbers.