Coronavirus in Bangladesh

Highest 4,014 cases in a day


Bangladesh on Monday confirmed 4,014 new cases of coronavirus infection which was the highest in a single-day so far.
During the period of 24 hours till 8am, 45 more patients died of Covid19.

The number of cases rose to 141,801 while the death toll stood at 1,783 in Bangladesh.
The recovery count also rose to 57,780 with 2,053 patients released from hospitals in the last 24 hours.
Giving the update, Additional Director General for Health Prof Nasima Sultana said they had tested 17,837 samples in 65 labs across the country.

So far 748,034 samples have been tested. Of them 18.96 percent turned out to be positive.
Around 40.75 percent of novel coronavirus patients have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.26 percent have died.
The infection rate out of tested samples was 22.50 percent Monday.

Giving further details of the deceased, Prof Nasima said of the 45 deaths, 36 were men and nine women.
Thirty patients died in different hospitals, 14 at their respective homes and one was diagnosed with the infection after death.
Twenty-two were from Dhaka division, 10 from Chattogram, five from Khulna, three each from Barishal and Sylhet, and one each from Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions.

Currently, 64,959 people are quarantined across Bangladesh – including 3,053 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 296,365 people have completed their quarantine course.

The authorities placed 1028 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 14,942 after 10,896 left.

The number of general beds dedicated to Covid-19 treatment in Dhaka metropolitan and countrywide is 6,015 and 14,690 respectively.

In Dhaka, the number of ICU beds is 134 and in the whole country it is only 374.
There are 11,108 oxygen cylinders, 104 high-flow nasal cannula and 98 oxygen concentrators available across Bangladesh.
Only 4,881 general beds and 213 ICU beds are presently occupied by the patients receiving Covid-19 treatment countrywide, she said ruling out the scarcity of the bed crisis in hospitals.

Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The WHO declared the disease pandemic on March 11. The virus has killed 504,613 people globally and infected 10,258,151 so far.
Prof Nasima urged people to abide by health rules to protect themselves from the infection of the deadly virus.

She laid emphasis on maintaining three health directives — wearing masks, physical distancing and washing hands by soap — to contain the spread of COVID-19.