COVID-19 infections top 55,000, deaths hit 746 in Bangladesh

37 more die, 2,695 more infected in 24 hours

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:45, Jun 03,2020 | Updated: 23:59, Jun 03,2020


COVID-19 claimed the lives of 37 more people while 2,695 tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the country in 24 hours ending at 8:00am Wednesday.

With these figures, the COVID-19 death toll rose to 746 and detection hit 55,140, said Directorate General of Health Services additional director general Nasima Sultana in the daily online bulletin.

‘In the past 24 hours, 12,510 people were tested and 2,695 of them were found positive for COVID-19,’ she said.

Bangladesh on March 8 confirmed its first COVID-19 infections and on March 18 its first death.

The country is in the 13th week of infection. Bangladesh passed 88th day on Wednesday. So far Bangladesh tested 3,45,583 samples with six tests per confirmed case.

The country saw sharp rise in detection and death in the recent weeks.

In the first four days of the 13th week, 10,532 infections and 136 deaths were recorded.

In the 12th week, 12,530 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 and 158 people died of the viral disease.

The number of detection was 11,083 and that of death was 138 in the 11th week.

The 10th week saw 7,225 patients and 100 deaths while the number of detection and death was 4,980 and 39 in the ninth week. The eighth week registered 3,792 detection and 35 deaths.

Until April 30, Bangladesh reported 7,667 COVID-19 cases and 168 deaths.

Novel coronavirus infection and death are feared to climb on after the withdrawal of restrictions on the public movement and reopening of public transports, businesses and offices on Sunday. The government reopened markets, mills, factories and malls on May 10.

Nasima said that 6,498 suspected patients were in isolation on Wednesday.

Of the 37 new deceased, 28 were males and nine were females.

Of them, 19 died in Dhaka division and 13 died in Chattogram division.

Of the deceased, one was in 21-30, three in 31-40, five in 41-50, 12 in 51-60, 12 in 61-70 and four in 71-80 age groups.

Their ages were: one in 21-30 years, three in 31-40 years, five in 41-50 years, 12 in 51-60 years, 12 others in 61-70 years and four in 71-80 years.

COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh until June 3, 2020. Source: Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research

Besides, 470 people were released from hospitals in the 24-hour period as they showed no symptoms of infection, Nasima said.

Of the deceased, 31 died at hospitals and five died at homes while one was brought dead to hospital.

The number of death at home is also increasing. At least 43 people have died either at home or they have been brought dead to hospitals since May 17.

Besides, 470 people were released from hospitals in the 24-hour period as they showed no symptoms of infection, Nasima said.

So far, 11,590 people have been declared cured.


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