Record 42 BD virus deaths, 2743 new cases found in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Sunday saw the biggest daily jump in the number of coronavirus deaths as 42 patients died in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 888.

In the meantime, further spike in COVID-19 cases was observed as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 2,743 new cases across the country during the same period, taking the total number to 65,769.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.

Earlier, Bangladesh broke the previous record of highest death count in a day on May 31 as the country saw the death of 40 patients.

In the last 24 hours, 52 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 13,136 samples, Dr Nasima added. “So far, 397,987 samples have been tested.”

The detection rate of new patients on Saturday has been recorded at 20.88 percent.Across the country 578 more patients made recovery, she said adding that so far 13,903 people have recovered from the disease.

Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 21.14 percent and the mortality rate is 1.34 percent in the country.

“Among the dead, 35 were male and seven were female. Their age-based analysis says, one was aged between 21 and 30 years, seven were aged between 31 and 40 years, nine between 41 and 50, seven between 51 and 60, 14 between 61 and 70, three between 71 and 80 and one was aged between 91 and 100 years,” Dr Nasima said.

Twenty-seven patients died in Dhaka division, eight died in Chattogram division, two in Sylhet division, two in Rajshahi division, one in Mymensingh division, and two more died in Khulna division.

“Thirty patients breathed their last at different hospitals across the country and 12 others died at home,” she added.

In the last 24 hrs 467 more people were taken to isolation while 230 were released. Currently, 7,399 people are in isolation.

During the same period, another 1,975 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 2,576 were released. At present 55,696 people are quarantined across the country.

source: UNB