Corona Update

58 more die, 5,683 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

4 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fifty-eight more people died of coronavirus and 5,683 cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the total number of infection cases has increased to 630,277 with the detection of 5,863 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 9,213 as the death rate has again declined to 1.46 percent on Saturday which was 1.48 per cent on Friday.

The daily infection detection rate has also declined to 23.15 per cent on April 3, which was 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 2,364 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 549,775 in the country till the day.

The recovery rate declined to 87.23 per cent on Saturday which was 87.64 per cent on Friday, 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 13.26 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 23.15 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.    

A total of 24,100 samples, out of 24,548 collected, were tested at 227 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 47,52,661 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 Friday.

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.