Covid claims 88 more lives in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Apr 29 : The death toll from Covid-19 in Bangladesh rose to 11,393 with 88 more fatalities in 24 hours until Thursday morning as the country finds it hard to stop the deadly virus.Health authorities also detected 2,341 new cases during the period as the pandemic keeps sweeping through the country.
The infection rate dropped to 9.39 percent from Wednesday’s 10.48 percent while the mortality rate rose to 1.51 percent from 1.50 percent.
The infection rate in the country came down below 10 percent after over a month as it reported 7.68 pc infection rate on March 17 and it rose to 10.45 the following day. Since then, the infection rate has been showing an upward.
The country recorded 97 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday, 78 on Tuesday and 77 on Wednesday, showing a downtrend. It witnessed over 100 deaths from April 16-19 and on April 25.
With the latest figure, 756,955 cases have been detected so far in the country, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a handout.
The number of recoveries now stands at 677,101, including 47822 new cases. This means, 89.45 percent of the patients have recovered till now.
Bangladesh has so far tested 5,448,658 samples, including 24, 982 in the past 24 hours.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month, reports UNB.