Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Total cases cross 3 lakh

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases crossed 300,000-mark in Bangladesh on Wednesday.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) gave the 24 hours update in a press release and said 2,519 new cases and 54 deaths were registered during the period.

With that, the number of total cases rose to 302,147 and deaths 4,082.

Some 3,427 patients were declared free from the virus during the period, taking the total number of recoveries to 190,183.

Bangladesh first reported the cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Around 62.94 percent of novel coronavirus patients have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.35 percent died.

Of the latest victims, 39 were men and 15 were women. Of them, 23 hailed from Dhaka, 9 each from Chattogram and Khulna, four from Rajshahi, two each from Sylhet, Barishal, and Mymensingh, and three from Rangpur division.

Of them, 49 have died in different hospitals and five at their respective residences.

According to the age group analysis of Covid-19 victims, as of Wednesday, the majority of patients that died – 2,003 or 49.07 percent – were aged sixty and above.

The age groups of 51-60 and 41-50 come next with, respectively, 1,129 and 547 people. The rest of the people are within the age group of 31-40 with 253 people, 21-30 with 95, 11-20 with 35 people and under ten with 19 people.

Some 14,835 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 15,070 were tested in 92 labs across the country. So far 1,4,85,261 samples have been tested.

Currently, 47,396 people are quarantined across the country – including 1,743 newly-quarantined individuals.

The authorities placed 653 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 20,287 after 48,399 left.

The virus has killed 823,298 people globally and infected 24,050,731 so far.

The WHO declared the virus pandemic on March 11.