Bangladesh on Tuesday reported 112 deaths in the past 24 hours, the second highest single-day toll since the pandemic’s outbreak while seven-day countrywide lockdown is set to begin from July 1 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Earlier, on April 19 this year, the country witnessed 112 COVID-19 deaths, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
“The pandemic claimed 112 lives in the past 24 hours when 7,666 new infection cases have been recorded,” the DGHS statement added.
The official tally showed the virus killed 14,388 people and infected 9,04,436 so far.
The country recorded the highest 119 deaths on June 27 this year when the daily toll continued to exceed 100 for successive days.
It said 23.97 percent of the 31,982 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.
The recovery count rose to 8,11,700 after another 4,027 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed that of the people infected from the beginning, 89.75 percent recovered, while 1.59 percent died.
In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 2,265 while the tally of infections in the country has stood at 7,666 during the same period.
The DGHS said as of June 29, 5,17,092 out of 9,04,436 were detected alone in Dhaka district including the capital.
The DGHS said among the total 14,388 fatalities, 7,562 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 2,727 in Chattogram, 1,011 in Rajshahi, 1,235 in Khulna, 421 in Barishal, 524 in Sylhet, 597 in Rangpur and 311 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, 2021 while it surpassed 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021.
The country recorded 7,626 COVID-19 cases on April 7 this year, the highest daily spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, it added.
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.
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, 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 June 29, 2021, 12.49 GMT, 3,947,653 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 182,277,952 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
China was the world’s first country which on January 11, 2020 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province. -BSS