Coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll across the country as highest 212 people died of the deadly pathogen and 11,324 cases detected in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.
With the single-day 11,324 new cases, corona infections have crossed one million mark in the country.
The country has seen more than hundred single-day deaths from the virus for the last 13 consecutive days while the daily detection of over 6,000 cases for 12 days in a row.
The country also has seen more than 150 daily deaths from the virus for the last six consecutive days while the daily detection of more than 11,000 cases for four days in a row.
A total of 1,501 people have died and 87,285 got infected with the virus in nine days of July which is the highest compared to the same period during the ongoing corona pandemic.
The DGHS report said the highest corona deaths were reported in Khulna division on Friday.
Of the total 212 deaths, 53 were reported in Dhaka division, 26 in Chattogram, 23 in Rajshahi, 79 in Khulna, eight in Mymensingh, 12 in Rangpur, six in Sylhet and five in Barishal division.
With the detection of new 11,324 cases, the number of total corona cases has risen to 10,000,543 in the country. The daily infection rate has stood at 30.95 percent during the time.
A total of 16,004 corona patients have died in the country so far with the latest single-day 212 deaths. The death rate has remained unchanged at 1.6 percent.
Around 6,038 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of people recovered to 8,62,384 till the day. The recovery rate has declined to 86.19 percent.
The DGHS said infection rate has also risen as 14.49 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with corona till the date while 30.95 percent samples diagnosed with the virus in a day.
A total of 36,586 samples, out of 39,209 collected, were tested at 613 labs in the country during the period, the report said. A total of 69,03,268 samples have been tested so far across the country.
The first corona case was detected in the country on March 8 last year while the first death from the virus was recorded on March 18 the same year.
Both infections and fatalities started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year. But corona deaths and cases started rising further from March 10.
Local hospital sources said corona infections have been increasing alarmingly in Khulna and Dhaka divisions.
The general and ICU (Intensive Care Unit) bed occupancy also has been increasing day by day as many hospitals in Dhaka and Khulna divisions have been flooded with the corona patients beyond their capacity, the sources added.
Locals said corona situation continues to worsen in several districts across the country as a large number of patients are still away from testing after arising symptoms and many patients have been dying after rushing to hospitals in severe condition. According to the DGHS, bed occupancy has crossed the capacity of patients in Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka city and Chattogram Ma O Shishu Hospital and Al-Manahil Nurture General Hospital in Chattogram city while only two beds remain vacant in Chattogram Medical College Hospital.
The bed crisis also prevails in other hospitals across the country. Only two beds remain empty in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, no bed remain empty in upazila health complexes of Feni, Cumilla Medical College Hospital, Dinajpur Sadar Hospital, Mohammadi Hospital in Bogura, Adhunic Sadar Hospital in Natore, Adhunik Sadar Hospital in Chapainawabganj, Rangpur Medical College Hospital, TB Hospital and 250-bed General Hospital in Jashore, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Kushtia General Hospital, Magura Sadar Hospital, Barguna district sadar hospital, Sylhet Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital and Upazila Health Complex, Rajnagar in Moulvibazar.
Talking to the Daily Sun, Prof Dr Robed Amin, the spokesperson for the DGHS, said, “We’ve asked the authorities of the hospitals across the country to increase the number of beds for corona patients. Even any hospital can turn into a Covid-19 dedicated hospital.”