Death toll reaches 10,683 while total number of infections stands at 732,060
Bangladesh has registered 95 deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning. With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 10,683 in the country.
This is the second day in a row when the country recorded below 100 deaths after seeing a huge spike in in the past week.
The country also logged a total of 732,060 coronavirus cases with 4,280 people testing positive over the same period.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Wednesday.
The seven-day moving average of daily deaths in the country stood at 99.43 which was lower than Tuesday.
Of the 95 deceased – 59 men and 36 women – 58 were from Dhaka division; 17 from Chittagong; Eight from Rajshahi; three each from Khulna, Sylhet, and Rangpur, two from Barisal; and one from Mymensingh division.
Of them, 60 patients died in government hospitals, 31 in private hospitals, and four at home.
Fifty-seven of the deceased patients were aged above 60, 22 between 51 and 60, 13 between 41 and 50, and three aged between 31 and 40.
So far, 7,886 men (73.82%) and 2,797 women (26.18%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.
Since the beginning, 6,237 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,926 in Chittagong, 565 in Rajshahi, 655 in Khulna, 317 in Barisal, 355 in Sylhet, 404 in Rangpur, and 224 in Mymensingh.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.46%.
The health authorities said 7,072 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 635,183 patients – 86.77% – have made full recovery across the country.
As many as 28,408 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 335 authorized labs — government and private — across the country.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 15.07%. The overall infection rate of the country stands at 13.94%.
Currently, 18,990 people are in isolation and 52,461 are quarantined.
On Wednesday, another 15,938 people got the first dose, taking the total number of first doses to 5,745,085. While 170,902 got the second dose during the same time, taking the total vaccinated to 1,678,189.
On March 8, health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.
The novel coronavirus broke out in China’s Wuhan city in late December, 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 3,060,928 lives and infected 143,673,350 people across the world till Wednesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 122,048,479 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 219 countries and territories across the planet.