Covid-19 claims 61, infects 1,914 more in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:21, May 04,2021 | Updated: 23:31, May 04,2021


Covid-19 killed 61 more people while 1,914 others tested positive for the disease across the country in the past 24-hour period till 8:00am Tuesday.

With the new figures, the country’s Covid death toll has reached 11,705 and the number of cases 7,65,596, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

According to the DGHS update on Tuesday, 21,984 samples were tested across the country in the 24 hours and 8.71 per cent of them were found Covid positive.

The country on March 8 last year confirmed its first three Covid cases and 10 days later its first death from the disease.

The country is now going through the 61st week of its coronavirus outbreak.

The country has witnessed a spike in Covid cases and deaths since March last after a comparatively better situation in January and February.

The country’s Covid situation first peaked in June-July last year during its first wave, with the positivity rate going above 22 per cent.

The positivity rate dropped to 2.5–5 per cent in January and February this year but the rate went above 22 per cent again in early April during the second wave.

The rate has gone below 10 per cent in the past few days.

According to DGHS statistics, two of the 61 new deceased died at home.

Division-wise, 28 deaths were reported from Dhaka, 18 from Chattogram, seven from Rajshahi, two each from Barishal, Sylhet and Rangpur and one each was from Khulna and Mymensingh divisions.

By age, 44 were above 60 years while 11 were between 51 and 60 years, two between 41 and 50 years, three between 31 and 40 years and one was between 11 and 20 years.

The country had 58,859 active cases on Tuesday.

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