Covid-19 Situation: 21 more die, 1,615 infected

The total number of Covid-19 deaths yesterday rose to 4,823 as 21 new deceased patients were added to the tally.

The death rate now stands at 1.41 percent, according to a press release by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In the list of country’s with the highest Covid related casualties, Bangladesh has jumped up to 25th on Monday surpassing China, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In the past 24 hours till 8:30am yesterday, 1,615 new people tested positive for coronavirus.

This was 12.09 percent of a total of 13,360 tests in the same 24 hours, while the overall positivity rate stands at 19.36 percent.

With the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 3,42,671 — the 15th highest number of confirmed cases in the world, according to the reference website

As 2,375 people were added to the recovery list in those 24 hours, the total number of recoveries rose to 2,47,969.

This is more than 72 percent of all confirmed cases, according to the DGHS.

Five of the dead yesterday were female and 16 were male. One of them died at home while the other died in different hospitals.

The ages of the dead ranged from 21 to over 60, with more than half of them being older end of the scale, according to the DGHS.

Of the dead, 10 were from Dhaka, four from Khulna, five from Chattogram and one each from from Sylhet and Rajshahi divisions.

As of yesterday noon, 3,110 Covid-19 patients were undergoing treatment in general wards and 301 were in ICUs of Covid-19 designated hospitals across the country.


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