Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Saturday recorded highest number of deaths in the last 101 days in the country.
According to DGHS, 39 people died of the diseases while 3,674 new cases were detected on Saturday. The figure of the deaths is highest in the last 101 days.The daily infection detection rate rises to 14.90 per cent on March 27, which was 13.69 per cent on March 26, 13.26 per cent on March 25 and 12.97 per cent on March 24, 13.69 per cent on March 23 and 11.69 per cent on March 22.
Earlier, 3,737 cases were detected and 33 died in 24 hours till Friday morning, 3,587 cases were detected and 34 patients died in 24 hours till Thursday morning, 3,567 were detected and 25 died on Wednesday, 3,554 cases were detected and 18 patients died on Tuesday.
Some 39 more people died in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning raising the total number of deaths to 8,869 in the country. The death rate has stands at 1.50 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Some 1,971 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 5,33,922 in the country till the day. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has declined to 90.22 percent on Saturday while it was 90.45 percent on Friday, it added.
The health directorate said 12.96 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 14.90 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 24,726 samples, out of 24,664 collected, were tested at 224 labs in the country during the period, the report added.A total of 45,66,694 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 coronavirus infections and deaths started rising further across the country including in Dhaka from 10 March and eventually jumped to the second highest single-day cases again on Friday.
The hospital sources said already a scarcity of ICU (Intensive Care Unit) beds has been created in the Covid-19 dedicated hospitals due to surge of the patients while some hospitals ICU beds already have been occupied particularly with a number of young coronavirus infected patients.
Only five ICU beds remained vacant out of total 108 in government Covid-19 dedicated hospitals in Dhaka city on Saturday as there was no vacant ICU bed in Kuwait Bangladesh Government Friendship Hospital, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka Medical College Hospital (unit 2) and its burn unit Mugda Medical College Hospital and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).