COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 15,271 fresh cases, 239 deaths

People, wearing protective suits, offer funeral prayers for a man who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his burial at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 6, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Dailynewsun Report:

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 15,271 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 239 lives.

“The country reported 29.21 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 52,282 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The daily infection continued to exceed 10,000 mark for several days since July 6, ” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

An analysis of the official data suggests that 4,718 out of 15,271 COVID-19 positive cases were detected in Dhaka city alone in the past 24 hours while the virus claimed 42 out of 239 lives in the city during the same period.

The official tally showed the virus killed 20,255 people and infected 12,26,253 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 10,50,220 after another 14,336 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 85.64 percent recovered, while 1.65 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 20,255 fatalities, 9,349 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 3,753 in Chattogram, 1,561 in Rajshahi, 2,690 in Khulna, 635 in Barishal, 736 in Sylhet, 1000 in Rangpur and 531 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.