COVID-19 death toll hits 3,267, infections 2,46,674 in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:46, Aug 05,2020 | Updated: 00:24, Aug 06,2020


The daily COVID-19 detection rises to 2,654 in Bangladesh as the number of daily tests grew to 11,160 in past 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday.

The number detected patients and tests was 1,918 and 7,712 on Tuesday, 1,356 and 4,249 on Monday and 886 and 3,648 on Sunday.

The new detection took to 2,46,674 the number of detected patients in Bangladesh.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus reached 3,267 as 33 people died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, said Directorate General of Health Services additional director general Nasima Sultana in the daily bulletin.

Bangladesh reported the first COVID-19 patients on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

The country is now in its 22nd week of the infection.

The infection rate rose to 25.42 per cent in the 22nd week as the public movement increased centring the Eid-ul-Azha, celebrated on August 1.

Even the daily infection rate soared to 31.91 per cent on July 3.

The gross infection rate in Bangladesh rose to 20.35 per cent. The weekly infection rate was 22.21 per cent in the 21st week, 22.81 per cent in the 20th week and 23.74 per cent in 19th week.

Nasima urged people to go for tests for COVID-19 if they showed any symptoms.

‘Identification through testing and healthy practices are the ways to control the coronavirus,’ she said.

Nasima said that among the 33 new deceased, 25 were males and 8 were females.

Of them, 31 died at hospitals and two died at homes.

Of the deceased, 18 were from Dhaka, 9 were from Chattogram, 3 were from Rangpur and 1 each was from Khulna, Rajshahi and Barishal division.

On Wednesday, 4,224 COVID-19 patients were at hospitals, including 302 in ICU beds.

Besides, 18,455 suspected patients were in isolation and 53, 350 were in quarantine.

So far, 1,41,750 COVID-19 patients recovered including 1,890 in the past 24 hours.

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