BD reports 2,738 more Covid-19 cases, 55 new deaths
Live Correspondent: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have surged to 162,417 with the detection of 2,738 more infections in the past 24 hours till Sunday. Besides, the total deaths in the country have jumped past 2,000 to reach 2,052 after 55 more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus during the period Of the deceased, 37 are men and 18 are women.
This is the 2nd biggest jump in daily coronavirus deaths in the country since the first death was reported on March 18. Highest 64 deaths were registered in the country on June 30 while 3rd highest 53 deaths were recorded on June 16.
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), came up with the information in the daily online health bulletin in the afternoon.
She said 1,904 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 72,625.
Prof Nasima said 13,988 samples were tested in 68 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 849,062 samples have so far been tested in the country.
In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 19.57 percent while the infection rate 19.20 against total tests carried out so far, she said.
The DGHS additional director general also said against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 44.72 while the mortality rate is 1.26 percent.
On Saturday, Bangladesh reported 29 deaths from coronavirus and 3,288 cases. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have reached 11,381,438 around the world as of Sunday morning.
Besides, the death toll from the virus has climbed to 533,473 globally, according to Worldometer. Of the currently infected 4,408,162 patients, 4,349,632 are in mild condition while 58,530 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 6,439,803 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries. The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 2,935,770 and 132,318 respectively while Brazil is in the 2nd position with 1,578,376 cases and 64,365 deaths.
Dhaka, 05 July (campuslive24.com)//bsc