Another grim milestone passed in just 10 days
Eastern Times, Dhaka, 25 April: The death toll from the coronavirus infection has surpassed the grim 11,000 mark in Bangladesh, with 101 more people dying of the deadly virus in the past 24 hours.
With the latest figure, the number of total fatalities surged to 11,053 till Sunday morning.
With the coronavirus ripping through the country in a fresh wave, it just took only 10 days to surpass the 11,000 mark. Fatalities crossed 10,000 on April 15.
The country also logged a total of 745,322 coronavirus cases with 2,9 people testing positive over the same period.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Sunday.
On 20 April, the number of daily fatalities dropped below 100 after a record number of daily deaths in four consecutive days since April 16.
The country’s highest-ever deaths from Covid-19 were reported on 19 April when 112 people died from the dreaded virus. The Covid-19 death rate now stands at 1.48% in the country.
In the meantime, the country recorded 2,922 new cases, with an infection rate of 13.33% in the last 24 hours. The infection rate was 13.11% on Saturday. The country’s caseload reached 7,45,322 as of Sunday.
In the meantime, 21,922 samples were tested in 350 labs across the country.
Among the latest day’s victims, 52 were men, and 49 were women. All of them died in different hospitals across the country.
Also, 4,301 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with an 88.21% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims’ gender breakdown shows that of the total deceased across the country, 8,120 were men and 2,933 were women.
Moreover, 54 of the deceased hailed from the Dhaka Division, 23 from Chattogram, eight from Sylhet, seven from Barishal, five from Khulna, two from Rangpur and one each from Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions.
The country’s maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the news of the first death from the virus came out 10 days later, on 18 March.