Big jump in corona deaths, cases

Staff Correspondent

9 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh has seen a big spike in both deaths and infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

During the period, the country registered 44 deaths and 2,322 cases from the virus, up by 14 and 352 than Monday’s 30 and 1,970 respectively.

The daily positivity rate has also risen to 12.12 per cent from Monday’s 11.47 per cent while the overall infection rate stands at 13.40 per cent.

With this, the national death tally has spiked to 12,913 with a case fatality rate of 1.58 per cent while the caseload has reached 815,282.

Of the new deceased, 27 were men and 17 women. Of the total, one was between 11-20 age group while four were between 31-40, three between 41-50, 10 between 51-60 and 26 were above 60 years.

Some 2,062 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period, raising the total number of recoveries to 755,302. The recovery rate stands at 92.64 per cent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).  A total of 19,556 samples were tested at 510 labs in the country during the period. With this, 6,086,207 samples have so far been tested across the country.

Bangladesh reported its first three coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first virus-related death 10 days later.

Both infections and deaths from coronavirus started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.

However, the numbers started rising further from March 10. Highest 7,626 cases were reported on April 7 and record 112 deaths were registered on April 19.

Following a fresh surge in both infections and deaths from the deadly pathogen, the government enforced a lockdown which has been extended until June 16.