Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Corona fatality on the rise

4 die, 2,183 cases detected in a day

Corona fatality on the rise

The coronavirus situation in the country appears to deteriorate gradually as the number of fatality from the pandemic disease has been increasing since a few days.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 2,183 new corona cases have been reported and four more patients have died in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

 Since last seven days, the number of the daily corona infection cases has reported over 1000.

Earlier, 2241 infection cases were reported on Wednesday, 2,087 on Tuesday, 1680 on Monday, 1,680 on Sunday and 1,280 on Saturday.

 The daily infection rate has reported 15.70 percent on Thursday. It was 15.23 percent on Wednesday, 15.47 percent on Tuesday and 15.66 percent on Monday.

The positivity rate surged to 5.76 percent on June 16, which was the highest in the last three and half months.

Earlier on February 23, the positivity rate was reported at 6.77 percent.

So far, 29,149 coronavirus patients have died and 19,73,785 cases have been detected in Bangladesh.

In another development, 290 corona patients were recovered during the 24-hour period, raising the total number to 19,07,509. The recovery rate also has stood at 96.64 percent.

Some 13,905 samples were tested in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning while 13,782 samples were collected during the same time.

 In May, the country reported only four corona deaths and 816 infection cases, while 7,356 patients were recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.

According to experts, the current surge of the coronavirus infection may continue till July. They also viewed that ignorance to health guidelines leading to rise of the coronavirus infection cases and fatality in the country.

The government has made the use of mask mandatory in public places and asked people to avoid gathering to stem the virus surge, warning of legal action against Covidiots.

The Cabinet Division issued a six-point directive on Tuesday as per recommendations by the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19.

As per the directives, mask will have to be worn mandatorily everywhere through applying the ‘No Mask, No Service’ policy while social distancing will have to be maintained and public gathering will have to be avoided to keep the infection rate in check.

Mask will have to be worn compulsorily in shops, shopping malls by buyers and sellers, and in hotels-restaurants. Or else, legal action will be taken.

Mosque imams have been urged to make people aware of maintaining health guidelines and wearing masks through khutba during Jum’a prayers.