Corona deaths continue to rise

78 more die, 5,819 cases detected in 24 hours

Staff Correspondent

12 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Corona deaths continue to rise

People flock to grocery stores at Karwan Bazar in the capital on Sunday fearing unavailability of essential commodities during the weeklong complete lockdown starting from April 14. – SUN PHOTO

Despite various efforts taken by the government to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus, infections and deaths from the pathogen are increasing in the country day by day.

The number of daily corona deaths has broken all the previous records in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning as 78 more people — 53 males and 25 females — died of the virus during the time. The highest 77 deaths was reported on Saturday.

Of the new corona victims, 77 died in different hospitals across the country while one at home.

Forty-seven of them hailed from Dhaka, 20 from Chattogram, four each from Rajshahi and Khulan, two from Sylhet and one from Rangpur division. Of the deceased, 48 were aged over 60 years, 16 aged 51-60, 7 aged 41-50, six aged 31-40 and one was 0-10 years.

According to data of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), daily corona infections have risen again in the last 24 hours as 5,819 new cases were reported during the time.      

A total of 5,343 corona cases were reported on Saturday, 7,462 on Friday, 6,854 on Thursday, 7,626 on Wednesday, 7,213 on Tuesday, 7,075 on Monday, 7,087 on Sunday, 5,863 on Saturday, 6,830 on Friday, 6,469 on Thursday, 5,358 on Wednesday, 5,042 on Tuesday and 5,181 on Monday.

The number of single-day corona infections crossed a 5,000-mark for the 13th consecutive day on Sunday.

The DGHS data show that the number of corona infection cases has increased to 684,756 with the detection of 5,819 new cases.

The total number of corona deaths has reached 9,739 with 78 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning as the death rate has stood at 1.42 per cent which was 1.43 per cent on Thursday, 1.44 percent on Tuesday, 1.45 percent on Monday, 1.46 percent on Saturday and 1.48 percent on Friday.

However, the daily infection rate was 19.81 percent on April 11, 20.49 on April 10, 23.57 on April 9, 20.65 on April 8, 22.02 on April 7, 21.02 on April 6, 23.40 on April 5, 23.07 on April 4, 23.15 on April 3, 23.28 on April 2 and 22.94 percent on April 1.

Some 4,212 more patients have recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, raising the number of the infected people recovered till the day to 5,76,590 in the country.

The recovery rate was 84.20 percent on Sunday, 84.30 percent on Saturday, 84.40 percent on Friday, 84.82 percent on Thursday, 85.19 percent on Wednesday, 85.69 percent on Tuesday, 86.19 percent on Monday, 86.68 percent on Sunday, 87.23 percent on Saturday, 87.64 percent on Friday, 88.21 percent on Thursday, 88.73 percent on Wednesday and 89.15 percent on Tuesday.

The DGHS said 13.69 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 19.81 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 29,298 samples, out of 29,376 collected, were tested at 248 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 50,02,865 samples have been tested so far to detect corona infection across the country.

The first coronavirus case 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 corona tests and new infection case detections started to decline in the first week of July last year and the declining trend continued till the first week of March this year.

However, the number of corona infections and deaths started rising further from March 10 and jumped to the highest single-day cases on April 7.

The DGHS said it has identified around 40 districts of the country as highly transmitted areas.