Bangladesh sees spike in Covid-19 cases

Bangladesh on Thursday confirmed 2,423 new cases of coronavirus and 35 deaths, taking the tally of total infections to 57,563 and deaths 781.

During the last 24 hours till 8am of Thursday, the government tested 12,694 samples in 50 labs.

Prof Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General for Health at the regular virtual briefing, said the detection rate of new patients on Thursday was 19.09 percent. 

Across the country 571 more patients made recovery during the period. With that, so far 12,161 people have recovered from the disease.

The recovery rate is 21.13 percent against the total number of detected cases, and the mortality rate is 1.36 percent.

Among the dead, 29 were male and six were female. 14 of them were aged between 51 and 60 years, 11 between 61 and 70, three aged between 21 and 30 years, one was aged between 31 and 40 years, three between 41 and 50, two between 71 and 80 and one between 81 and 90 years.

Of them, 21 died in Dhaka division, nine in Chattogram division, two in Sylhet division, one in Rajshahi division, one in Barishal division, and another died in Khulna division.

Twenty-two patients died in hospitals, 12 died at home while another was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Prfof Nasima said 386 more people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours while 130 were released. Currently, 6,754 people are in isolation.

During the same period, another 2,375 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 2.634 were released. 

At present 57,569 people are quarantined across Bangladesh.