COVID-19: Bangladesh records highest single-day infection rate

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Dailynewsun Desk:

Bangladesh on Friday reported 28.27 percent COVID-19 positive cases, the highest in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic, as 30,012 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

“The country recorded 8,483 coronavirus cases and 132 deaths in a span of 24 hours, the second highest in terms of both infection and fatality,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

The tally of COVID-19 cases has surged to 9, 30, 042 so far, while the second highest single-day infection rate was 25.13 percent on June 30.

The government has imposed a seven-day lockdown that began from July 1 (Thursday) to contain transmission of the deadly virus.

The recovery count rose to 8,25,422 after another 4,509 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 88.75 percent recovered, while 1.59 percent died.

The country recorded 143 COVID- deaths on July 1 this year, the highest in a day, while it registered 8,822 cases, single-day high since the virus was detected first on March 8 last year, on June 30.

In the past 24 hours, combined figure of coronavirus of Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 2,708 while the tally of infections in the country has stood at 8,483 during the same period.

The DGHS said as of July 2, 5,25,419 out of 9,30,042 were detected alone in Dhaka district including the city.

The DGHS said among the total 14,778 fatalities, 7,6 44 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 2,789 in Chattogram, 1,077 in Rajshahi, 1,346 in Khulna, 433 in Barishal, 536 in Sylhet, 627 in Rangpur and 326 in Mymensingh diviion.

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.

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. -BSS