COVID-19 infects 2,423, claims 35 more in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:40, Jun 04,2020 | Updated: 23:23, Jun 04,2020


Bangladesh logged 2,423 COVID-19 infections and 35 deaths in the 24 hours ending at 8:00am Thursday.

Thus the official virus death toll in the country has hit 781 and the detected infections have totalled 57,563, said Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, in the daily online bulletin on the COVID-19 situation.

She said that 12,694 samples were tested in the 24-hour period at 50 labs across the country and 2,423 of them were found infected.

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

The country is in the 13th week of infections and passed the 89th day on Thursday. Bangladesh tested 3,58,277 samples  until the date.

In the first five days of the 13th week, 12,955 infections and 171 deaths were recorded in the country.

In the 12th week, 12,530 people were diagnosed with the infection and 158 people were reported died of the disease.

The number of detected infections was 11,083 and that of reported deaths 138 in the 11th week.

The 10th week saw 7,225 infections and 100 deaths logged while the infections recorded in the ninth week were 4,980 and deaths 39. The eighth week registered 3,792 infections and 35 deaths.

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

Coronavirus infections and deaths were feared to soar after the government on Sunday lifted restrictions on the public movement, reopened public transports, businesses and offices after allowing the markets, mills and factories, and malls to operate on May 10.

Of the new 35 deaths, Nasima said, 29 were male and six female. Among them, 22 died at hospitals, 12 at their residences and one was brought dead to a hospital. 

COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh until June 4, 2020. Source: Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research

The number of deaths outside hospital has been increasing in recent days, with at least 58 dying at home or being brought dead to hospitals since May 17.

Two of the dead were aged 71–80 years, 11 aged 61–70 years, 14 aged 51–60 years, three aged 41–50 years, another three aged 21–30 years and one was aged between 31 and 40 years.

Twenty-one of them were in Dhaka division, nine in Chattogram, two in Sylhet, and one each in Khulna, Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Besides, 571 more people were declared recovered from the virus infection during the period as they did not show any symptoms of the disease. The total number of the declared recovery stood at 12,161.

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