50 more die, 6,830 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

3 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

As many as 6,830 coronavirus infection cases have been detected with 50 deaths reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

Health experts have blamed the violation of health guidelines for the quick spike in the corona death and infection cases.

An official record shows that infections in the second wave of coronavirus have broken the previous record on the third consecutive day.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) says the total number of infection cases has increased to 624,594 with the detection of 6,830 new cases.

Corona infections broke all-time records of the country on Friday as the infections in a single day crossed a 5,000-mark for the fifth consecutive day.

The number of infections reported on Thursday was 6,469 while 5,358 on Wednesday, 5,042 on Tuesday and 5,181 on Monday.

The total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 9,105 as the death rate stands at 1.47 percent on Friday which was 1.48 per cent till Wednesday.

The daily infection detection rate rose to 23.28 per cent on April 2, 22.94 percent on April 1 which was 19.90 per cent on March 31, 18.94 percent on March 30, 18.38 percent on March 29, 17.65 percent on March 28, 14.90 percent on March 27, 13.69 percent on March 26, 13.26 percent on March 25 and 12.97 percent on March 24, 13.69 percent on March 23 and 11.69 percent on March 22.

Some 2,473 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 547,411 in the country till the day.

The recovery rate declined to 87.64 per cent on Friday which was 88.21 per cent on Thursday, 88.73 per cent on Wednesday, 89.15 on Tuesday and 89.54 percent on Monday.

The DGHS said 13.21 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 23.28 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 30,293 samples, out of 29,339 collected, were tested at 226 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 47,28,113 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.

The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18 the same year in the country.

The number of coronavirus tests and new infection case detections started to decline in the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.

However, the infections and deaths started rising further from March 10 and jumped to the highest single-day cases on Thursday.

The DGHS said it has identified 31 districts of the country as highly transmitted areas.

The districts are Moulvibazar, Munshiganj, Chattogram, Dhaka, Sylhet, Narsingdi, Khulna, Narayanganj, Rajbari, Feni, Noakhali, Chandpur, Shariatpur, Laxmipur, Cumilla, Barishal, Rajshahi, Bogura, Narail, Nilphamari, Gazipur, Faridpur, Brahmanbaria, Jashore, Madaripur, Naogaon, Rangpur, Kishorganj, Natore, Tangail and Cox’s Bazar.

DGHS sources said on March 13 six districts were found to be at highly transmitted area of coronavirus and marked as high risk areas of infection.

A week later on March 20, the number of districts rose to 20, and after the analysis of March 24, the total number of risky districts was 29.