33 die, 2,996 new cases detected

Staff Correspondent

12 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Thirty-three more people died of coronavirus while 2,996 people contracted the deadly bug across the country in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

According to Direc-torate General of Health Services (DGHS), some 15,317 samples were collected and 14,820 tested at 85 labs across the country during the period.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (admin) of the DGHS, disclosed it at a regular online bulletin from DGHS headquarters at Mohakhali in the capital on Tuesday.

The number of recovery cases has been increasing day by day in the country as the recovery rate now stands at over 57 percent.

“Some 1,535 more COVID-19 patients have made recovery from the disease in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered patients is 1,51,972. The recovery rate is 57.67 percent,” the DGHS official said.

She said some 2,996 new cases have been detected in the last 24 hours raising the total number of patients to 2,63,503 across the country.

Dr Nasima said 20.46 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus while 1.32 percent patients died. The current case detection rate is 22.46 percent.

Of the 33 deceased, the highest number of 14 people was aged between 61 and 70 while five each belonged to the age brackets of 31-40 and 51-60. Three people died aged between 71 and 80 while three others were aged from 81 to 90 and one died aged between 11 and 20 years old.      

Of them, a total of 15 deceased were from Dhaka while five each from Chattogram and Rajshahi, four from Rangpur, three from Khulna and one from Mymensingh divisions. Of the deceased, 30 died at hospitals and three at home.

She said so far a total of 2,63,503 coronavirus infection cases have been detected against 12,27,988 samples tested at 85 labs across the country.

The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 while the first death was recorded on March 18 in Bangladesh.