Coronavirus deaths, cases rising in Bangladesh


Bangladesh on Tuesday confirmed 21 more deaths from Covid-19 and 1,251 new cases of coronavirus.
Some 408 patients recovered during the 24 hours period till 8am of Tuesday, increasing the number of total cured patients to 4,993.

With that, the death toll from the pandemic rose to 370 and the number of total infections stood at 25,121, Additional Director General for Health Prof Nasima Sultana said at the daily bulletin.

She said they had tested 8,449 samples in 42 labs across Bangladesh during the period.
Among dead patients, 17 are from Dhaka Division and one each from Chattogram, Mymensingh, Khulna and Barishal.

Thirteen of them died at different hospitals, three at home and the rest five were diagnosed with the infection after they died.
She mentioned 16 of the deceased were aged above 40 - one was aged between 11 and 20, two between 21 and 30, two between 31 and 40, five between 41 and 50, five between 51 and 60, four between 61 and 70 and two more between 71 and 80 years old.

Currently, 51,217 people are quarantined across the country – including 3,531 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 196,274 people have completed their quarantine course.

The authorities placed 326 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 3,616 after 1,793 left.
“The country is capable of accommodating 13,284 people at different isolation wards and 31,840 people at 626 institutional quarantine facilities,” Prof Nasima said.

Moreover, there are 399 ICU facilities and 106 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.
Bangladesh first confirmed the disease on March 8 and first death on March 18.
The WHO declared the virus pandemic on March 11.

The government tested 193,645 samples so far. The virus has killed 320,368 people globally and infected 4,905,839 so far.