Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Published:  02:38 AM, 01 July 2020

Record 64 deaths in one day

3,682 fresh infections against 18,426 samples

Record 64 deaths in one day Bangladesh on Tuesday recorded 64 deaths from deadly Covid-19, the highest for one day. Despite intensity of the virus, many people are still unaware of face masks and health guidelines. The snap was taken from capital's Kawranbazar on Tuesday. -Mosta

The deadly novel coronavirus has taken the lives of 64 more people in Bangladesh, the highest for one day, raising the total to 1,847. Moreover, the pathogen has infected 3,682 more individuals too surging the total to 145,483. With the updates, the current death rate stands at 1.27 percent and the infection rate reaches 19.98 percent.

Bangladesh remains the 17th worst affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information at the regular health bulletin in the capital on Tuesday.

Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of DGHS addressed the briefing, as she has been doing of late, and said, ''As many as 18,426 samples were tested in 66 authorized labs throughout the country. Of them, 3,682 were found to be Covid-19 positive.'' Of the 64 fresh deaths, 52 were male. Most of the deceased were from Dhaka and Chattogram divisions. As per age categories,

seven were between 31-40 years old, six within 41-50, 21 between 51-60, 16 between 61-70, 11 within 71-80 and the rest were between 81-90 years old, said the DGHS official. Professor Nasima Sultana went on to add, ''A total of 1,844 more patients have made recoveries in the past 24 hours taking the number to 59,624. The recovery rate is now 40.98 percent.''

The deadly Covid-19 has spread to all 64 districts in Bangladesh. The country reported its first case of the virus on March 8 while the first death was recorded on March 18.

The killer virus, which broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, has so far killed at least 508,600 people across the globe. It has infected more than 10,429,000 people in 213 countries and territories plus two international conveyances.

The US is the worst-hit country with at least 128,700 deaths and more than 2,682,000 infections. Brazil has the second highest number of infections with 1,370,000 cases. The country has so far recorded at least 58,300 deaths. Russia has counted at least 647,000 cases to date and 9,300 deaths. India has counted at least 568,000 infections and 16,900 deaths.

The UK has counted at last 43,500 deaths, the highest in Europe, followed by Italy with at least 34,700 casualties. France has lost at least 29,800 people followed by Spain with at least 28,300 casualties. Belgium has so far reported more than 9,700 deaths, followed by Germany with no fewer than 9,000 deaths while Iran has counted at least 10,600 fatalities.

Canada has lost at least 8,500 citizens followed by the Netherlands with at least 6,100 casualties. China, the epicenter of the virus, has so far recoded as many as 4,600 fatalities.

Pakistan has so far reported at least 4,300 deaths and more than 209,000 infections. Sri Lanka has recorded only 11 deaths and 2,042 infections.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Covid-19 a pandemic. The outbreak of the virus has brought almost the entire world to an impasse.

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