Corona Update

185 more die, 8,772 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

11 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh on Saturday recorded some 185 more deaths from corona infection and reported 8,772 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

“Some 185 people died of COVID-19 and 8,772 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its regular statement.

With the new deaths, the casualty rose to 16,189.

The recovery count rose to 8,68,139 after another 5,755 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

Of the people infected from the beginning, 86.01 percent recovered, while 1.60 percent died, according to DGHS statistics.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 3,396 while as of today, 5,51,026 out of 10,09,315 were detected alone in Dhaka district including the capital. The DGHS said among the total 16,189 fatalities, 8,059 deaths were recorded in Dhaka division, 2,961 in Chattogram, 1,221 in Rajshahi, 1,788 in Khulna, 479 in Barishal, 576 in Sylhet, 730 in Rangpur and 375 in Mymensingh division.

The DGHS said Bangladesh’s COVID-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March 29, 2021 and 6,000 mark on April 1, 202, 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021, 8,000 mark on June 24, 2021, 9,000 mark on July 5 and 11,000 mark on July 6. 

According to month-wise statistics last year, 51 COVID-19 positive cases were detected in March 2020, 7616 in April, 39,486 in May, 98,330 in June, 92,178 in July, 75,335 in August, 50,483 in September, 44, 205 in October, 57,248 in November and 48,578 in December.

The beginning of the current year witnessed a drastic fall of coronavirus cases in the country but the trend lasted for only two months — 21,629 cases were detected in January and 11,077 in February.

After the drastic fall of COVID-19 confirmed cases, the country witnessed sharp increase of infection as 65,079 cases were reported in March, 2021 and 1,47,837 cases in April.

The country again witnessed a fall in May, 2021 as it recorded 41,408 cases. From the beginning of June, 2021, the country recorded a sharp rise with 1,12,718 cases, the DGHS said.

According to month-wise statistics last year, five COVID-19 deaths were reported in March, 2020, 163 in April, 482 in May, 1,197 in June, 1,264 in July, 1,179 in August, 970 in September, 672 in October, 721 in November and 915 in December.

Month-wise data of the current year, 568 coronavirus fatalities were recorded in January, 2021, 281 in February, 638 in March and 2,404 in April, 1,169 in May and 1,884 in June, the DGHS sources said.

To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

As of July 10, 2021, 11:24 GMT, 4,037,469 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 186,947,993 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.