Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 13 June: Bangladesh saw a steady rise in the number of Covid-19 deaths as 47 more people succumbed to the viral disease in the last 24 hours.
Today’s death toll is the highest since 9 May when 56 fresh deaths were reported in the country. The single-day death toll was 39 on Saturday. Since March last year, so far 13,118 people fell victim to the virus.
Meanwhile, a 1.59% fatality rate was recorded in the preceding 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services.
Besides, 2,436 people newly contracted the virus during the preceding 24 hours, taking the tally to 8,26,922 as of Sunday. Meanwhile, the positivity rate slightly dropped during the same period standing at 12.99%, up from 14.12% on Saturday.
Among the latest day’s victims, 32 were men, and 15 were women. Of the victims, 45 died in different hospitals across the country while two died at home.
Moreover, 15 of the deceased hailed from the Dhaka division, nine from Chattogram, eight from Khulna, six from Rajshahi, four from Ranpur, two each from Mymensingh and Sylhet, and one from Barishal division.
Also, 2,242 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.66% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims’ gender breakdown shows that 9,438 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,68o were women.
The country’s maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
India on Sunday recorded 80,834 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to the Union health ministry dashboard at 8am. This is the lowest tally recorded since April 2, reports Hindustan Times.
With this, the country’s total infections went up to 29,439,989. As many as 3,303 people died due to the virus in 24 hours, the ministry added, taking the total death toll to 370,384.
As of Sunday, 3,811,528 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 176,446,731 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer.