Corona deaths, cases on rise

Staff Correspondent

15 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The daily fatality rate in coronavirus infection has been increasing day by day in the country as the infection has spread alarmingly in the country particularly in the bordering districts.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the numbers of coronavirus infection cases and deaths have risen in the last 24 hours till Monday morning as 3,050 new cases have been detected and 54 died in the country during the time.

The death toll is the highest in 35 days and the number of infections is the highest in 59 days.

Some 2,436 infection cases were reported and 47 died in 24 hours in the country till Sunday morning.

Total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 13,172 with 54 new deaths. The total death rate has stood at 1.59 percent.

Some 3,050 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the total number to 8,29,972. The daily infection rate has risen to 14.80 percent in the last 24 hours.

Some 2,564 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,68,830 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood 92.63 percent.

The DGHS said 13.40 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 14.80 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.  A total of 20,602 samples, out of 21,914 collected, were tested at 512 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 61,95,714 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.

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 May 30 further.

The government has extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until June 6 as there has been no substantial improvement in the Covid-19 situation.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus infection cases and fatality rate have been increasing day by day in the bordering districts as the Indian variant of the coronavirus has spread in the areas recently.

Twelve people including five women died at the Covid-19 unit of the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in last 24 hours till Monday morning, the hospital sources said.

Among them, ten were Covid-19 patients while the rest two died with Covid-19 symptoms, said director of the hospital Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani. Of the deceased, three were from Rajshahi, six from Chapainawabganj, two from Natore and one from Meherpur district.

A total of 137 people have died of Covid in the last 13 days till Monday morning.

As the coronavirus situation in Rajshahi kept worsening the district administration imposed a strict lockdown from 5pm on June 4 till June 17 midnight.

Health officials said the infection-related death toll reached 438 in Rangpur division as five– four from Dinajpur and one from Thakurgaon districts–more infected patients died during the last 24 hours till Monday.

“Some 128 patients died from April 10 to June 13, the highest number of deaths in 63 days since the outbreak of the pandemic beginning in the division,” said focal person of the Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui.

The district-wise break-up of the 438 fatalities currently stands at 103 in Rangpur, 158 in Dinajpur, 54 in Thakurgaon, 38 in Nilphamari, 24 in Kurigram, 20 in Panchagarh, 23 in Gaibandha and 18 in Lalmonirhat.

Meanwhile, speaking at a programme in the capital, health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque on Monday lamented that the coronavirus infection cases have been increasing again in the country as many people are not maintaining health guidelines properly.

“There is no alternative to check the coronavirus. All have to maintain health guidelines properly including wearing mask,” he said.