Coronavirus recoveries exceed 55,000 in Bangladesh


The recovery count from Covid19 rose to 55,727 on Sunday in Bangladesh after another 1,409 patients were discharged from the hospitals overnight.

During the period of 24 hours till 8am, the government confirmed 3,809 new cases and 43 deaths.
Among the deceased, 21 were from Dhaka, 10 from Chattogram, three each from Khulna and Sylhet, two from Rahshahi, and Barishal, one each from Rangpur and Mymensingh.

Thirty patients died in different hospitals, 12 at their respective homes and one was diagnosed with the infection after death, Additional Director General for Health Prof Nasima Sultana made the disclosure at the daily virtual briefing.
She said they had tested 18,092 samples in 65 labs across Bangladesh.

So far 730,197 samples have been tested since the detection of first cases on March 8. Of them, 18.87 percent turned out to be coronavirus positive.

So far, 40.44 percent of patients recovered from the virus and 1.26 percent died in Bangladesh.
The infection rate out of the tested samples has been 21.05 percent on Sunday.

Currently, 64,598 people are quarantined across Bangladesh – including 3,090 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 293,673 people have completed their quarantine course.

The authorities placed 717 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 14,523 after 10,227 left.

Prof Nasima said the number of general beds dedicated to Covid-19 treatment in Dhaka city and countrywide are respectively 5,985 and 14,348.

The ICU beds count for 202 in Dhaka metropolitan and 421 in the whole country.
There are 10,866 oxygen cylinders, 102 high-flow nasal cannula, and 98 oxygen concentrators available across Bangladesh.
She, however, said only 4,898 general beds and 196 ICU beds are currently occupied by the patients receiving Covid-19 treatment countrywide.

She urged all to wear masks, maintain physical distance and wash hands by soap.
People can call hotline numbers - 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222 – to receive information and services related to Covid19, she said.