Coronavirus Outbreak

165 die every week

Death toll crosses 3,300, total cases near 2.5 lakh: DGHS

7 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

With 39 additional deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll in Bangladesh from Covid-19 has gone up to 3306 on Thursday, reports UNB.

 On average, some 165.3 deaths have been recorded per week since March 18.

 During the period, 2,977 new cases have been detected by the health authorities after testing 12,708 samples.

 So far, 2,49,651 have been diagnosed with the disease against 12,25,124 tests.

 The daily infection rate and overall infection rate against the number of total tests are 23.43 percent and 20.38 percent respectively. 

 The total number of recoveries saw moderate growth Thursday as 2,074  patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovered cases to 1,43,824. The recovery rate is now 57.6 percent.

 These data were revealed at the daily online health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) broadcasted from Mohakhali.

 At present, there are 1,02,521 active cases of Covid-19 in the country.

 In the last 24 hours, the highest 13 deaths were recorded in the age bracket of 61 and 70 years followed by nine between 51 and 60 years.

 Seventeen patients died in Dhaka, seven in Chattogram, four in Khulna, one in Mymensingh, six in Rangpur and Rajshahi and four in Barishal and Sylhet divisions during the period.

 Among the total 3,306 deceased, highest 1549 patients are aged over 60 years.

 At present 18,674 people are in isolation while 52,820 are home and institutionally quarantined in the country.