Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Published:  03:21 AM, 08 April 2021

Situation concerning as highest daily spike reported


The coronavirus situation in Bangladesh has turned concerning a the country has reported 7,626 new infections in a span of 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 6,59,278, so far. The death toll climbed to 9,447 with 63 fresh fatalities third highest in a single day as the virus was first detected on March 8 last year. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the information in a press release on Wednesday.

Bangladesh is now the 33rd worst affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases. The position is one step ahead of Jordan and one step behind Hungary, according to worldometer.info. ''As many as 34,630 samples were tested in 224 authorized labs throughout the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 7,626 were found to be Covid-19 positive,'' said the press release.

The infection rate in the past 24 hours stood at 22.02 percent and overall death rate 1.45 percent. It said 41 out of the 63 died in Dhaka division alone and 39 of them were male while 24 were female and added one is between 11 to 20 years, three are in their 20s, two in their 30s, five in their 40s, 12 in their 50s while 40 are above 60 years.

The indomitable 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 World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Covid-19 a pandemic. The outbreak of the virus has brought almost the entire world to a standstill. 

DGHS said the country logged over 5,000 COVID-19 cases for three consecutive days as 5,181 cases were recorded on March 29, 5,082 on March 30 and 5,358 on March 31 while 6,469 cases were recorded on April 1, 6,830 on April 2, 5683 on April 3, 7087 on April 4, 7,075 on April 5, 7,213 on April 6 and 7,626 on April 7.


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