Corona recovery figure crosses one lakh

33 more die, 3,163 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

15 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The number of people who recovered fully from the coronavirus infection has crossed one lakh in Bangladesh.

“A total of 1,03,227 patients have recovered from Covid-19. The recovery rate is 54.31 percent,” said Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (admin) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

She came up with the information while addressing a daily online health bulletin from the DGHS headquarters in Mohakhali of the capital.

Although Bangladesh is showing no sign of decreasing the new coronavirus infection cases, the country is making strides in recovering from the deadly viral disease.

The DGHS official said a total of 1,90,057 coronavirus infected patients have been detected and 2,424 of them died.

She said so far 9,66,400 samples have been tested and 19.67 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus while 1.28 percent of the Covid-19 patients died.

Dr Nasima said 33 more Covid-19 patients died while 3,163 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday.

Among the 33 deceased, she said 23 were male while 13 were from Dhaka, three from Chattogram, four from Rajshahi, two from Rangpur, five from Sylhet, five from Khulna and one from Barishal division.

Of them, two were between 31-40 years old, four within 41-50, six between 51-60, nine between 61-70, 11 within 71-80 and one was 81-90 years old, the DGHS official added.

She said some 4,910 more coronavirus infected patients have recovered from the virus infection in a day till Tuesday morning.

According to the DGHS, some 13,988 samples were collected and 13,453 samples tested at 79 labs to diagnose Covid-19 disease across the country, including in Dhaka, in the last 24 hours.

A total of 861 people were kept in isolation in the last 24 hours, the DGHS official said.

Bangladesh on March 8 confirmed the first Covid-19 infections while the first death on March 18.

The recovery rate increased by manifold within two months as it was 2.11 percent on May 1 as the recovery rates against the total number of Covid-19 positive cases have been going up since June.

Earlier, the rate that was below 3 percent in April while a change in this regard was seen on May 3 when the health authorities reported a sudden jump in the recovery cases to 1,063. Until May 2, as many as 177 people recovered from the disease.

Prof Nasima Sultana at online health bulletin on May 3 explained about the jump and said: “The clinical management committee has set new guidelines on determining recovered patients which, among other things, now also take into account patients who have recovered at home.”