Bangladesh finds record 1,273 virus cases in a day


Bangladesh on Sunday detected 1,273 new cases of coronavirus which was the single-day highest so far.
Fourteen more patients died of Covid-19 during the period of 24 hours till 8am of Sunday.

With that, the number of total cases surged to 22,268 and deaths 328. During the period, the government tested 8,114 samples in 42 labs across Bangladesh, additional director general for health Prof Nasima Sultana said at the daily virtual briefing.

She said 256 patients recovered from the virus during the period, increasing the total number of recoveries to 4373.
Among the dead 13 are male and one female.

She said so far 19.64 percent coronavirus patients have recovered and 1.47 percent died of Covid-19.
Currently, 49,417 people are quarantined across Bangladesh – including 3,634 newly-quarantined individuals.
A total of 191,131 people have completed their quarantine course.

“The authorities placed 276 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 3,248 after 1,604 left,” she said.

Bangladesh confirmed the first cases on March 8 and first death on March 18.
However, the detection rate increased in recent weeks with the expansion of testing facilities.
Dhaka city is the hotspot of the infection.

The government is enforcing a countrywide shutdown asking people to stay at home.
Globally, over 4.64 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 312,029 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
The World Health Organisation declared the virus pandemic on March 11.