Corona Update

97 more die, 3,306 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

27 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Ninety-seven more people died of coronavirus infection and 3,306 new cases were detected in the country during the last 24 hours till Monday. 

The number of death from coronavirus has been increasing day by day across the country as 1,411 patients died in last 15 days.

According to data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,411 coronavirus infected patients died in Bangladesh in the last 15 days from April 12 to April 26 as 97 more died in the last 24 hours.

Among the 97 deceased, 61 were men and 36 were women. Of them, one was within 11-20 years; t10 within 21-30 years old; four were within 31-40 years old; 10 were between 41-50; 21 within 51-60; and 59 were above 60 years old.

Among the fresh deaths, 49 died in different government hospitals and 44 in different private hospitals, three at home and one died on the way to hospital, across the country.

Of the deceased, 63 hailed from Dhaka, 12 from Chattogram, four from Rajshahi, six from Khulna, three from Barishal, two from Rangpur, one from Mymensingh and six from Sylhet division.

A total of 1,411 patients died in the last 15 days as 97 deaths were reported on Monday. Earlier, 101 deaths were reported on Sunday, 83 on Saturday, 88 on Friday, 98 on Thursday, 95 on Wednesday, 91 deaths on Tuesday, 112 on Monday, 102 on Sunday, 101 on Saturday, 101 on Friday, 94 on Thursday and 96 deaths on Wednesday.

Some 3306 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the total number to 7,48628. The daily infection rate has declined to 12.82 percent in the last 24 hours till Monday morning which 13.33 percent on Sunday, 13.11 percent on Saturday, 14 on Friday, 14.63 on Thursday, 15.07 on Wednesday, 16.85 on Tuesday, 17.68 on Monday and 19.06 on Sunday.

Earlier, 2,922 infection cases were reported on April 25; 2,697 on April 24; 3,629 on April 23; 4,014 on April 22; 4,280 on April 21; 4,559 on April 20;  4,271 on April 19; 3,698 on April 18; 3,473 on April 17; 4,417 on April 16; 4,192 on April 15; 5,185 on April 14; 6,028 on April 13; 7,201 on April 12; 5,819 on April 11 and 5,343 on April 10.

The DGHS said the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 11,150 with 97 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Monday morning. The total death rate has risen to 1.49 percent.

Some 4,241 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 6,61,693 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood 88.39 percent.

The DGHS said 13.94 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 12.82 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 25,786 samples, out of 25,684 collected, were tested at 350 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 53,71,287 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 numbers of infections and deaths started rising further from March 10 and jumped to the highest single-day cases on April 7.

DGHS said hospitals were overwhelmed with the coronavirus infected patients across the country, including in Dhaka, as the number of severely ill patients has increased in the last few weeks.

It said 685 severely ill patients were undergoing treatment in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of Covid-19 dedicated hospitals and at corona units of other hospitals across the country.