Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Highest corona deaths in 4 months

12 die, 2,285 infected in 24 hrs

Highest corona deaths in 4 months

Twelve people died from coronavirus infection, and 2,285 people became infected with the pathogen in the country during the last 24 hours till Monday, making the death toll the highest in the last four months.

The country’s coronavirus situation has deteriorated following the recent figures of deaths and infections in the last few weeks.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 2,285 infection cases and 12 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Monday.

Nine men and three women were among the deceased. One of them is between the ages of 41 and 50; two are between the ages of 51 and 60; four are between the ages of 61 and 70; the remainder are between the ages of 71 and 100.

Bangladesh reported 13 deaths on March 5 and 2,584 cases on February 18.

Some 1902 infection cases were reported on Sunday, 1105 cases on Saturday, and 897 cases on Friday. Earlier, 2183 infection cases were reported on Thursday, 2241 cases on Wednesday, 2,087 on Tuesday, 1680 on Monday, 1,680 on Sunday, and 1,280 on Saturday.

It was for the 13th consecutive day that the daily coronavirus cases stayed above the 1,000 mark, which is a big change in the country’s coronavirus situation.

On Monday, the daily infection rate was reported to be 16.51 percent. On Sunday, it was 15.53 percent, 13.22 percent on Saturday, and 15.31 percent on Friday.

The positivity rate surged to 5.76 percent on June 16, which was the highest in the last three and a half months. Earlier, on February 23, the positivity rate was reported at 6.77 percent.

So far, 29,174 coronavirus-infected patients have died and 19,80,974 cases have been detected.

Meanwhile, 482 corona patients were recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 19,08,779. The recovery rate was also 96.36 percent.

Some 13,842 samples were tested in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, while 13,828 samples were collected during the same time.

The country is currently facing the fourth wave of coronavirus infection as it has already crossed third waves of the virus transmission since the beginning of the pandemic across the world.

The country’s first coronavirus infection case was reported on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the disease was reported on March 18, the same year.

In the fourth wave of the coronavirus infection, the number of infection cases has started to increase since the middle of June this year. Then the number of infection cases and deaths keeps rising.

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