Coronavirus cases reach close to 75,000 in Bangladesh
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh reached close to 75,000 on Wednesday as the country witnessed the highest surge in the fresh cases in the last 24 hours. Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said 3,190 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours as of 2:30pm on Wednesday. Speaking at a press briefing, Nasima said the total number of coronavirus cases in the country now increased to, 74,865 with the fresh ones.
This is the highest number of cases in a single day since the first three cases were reported in the country on March 8. As the virus is spreading fast all over the country, Bangladesh has registered over 3,000 coronavirus cases in a single day for the 2nd consecutive day on Wednesday. Besides, Nasima said 37 more people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, climbing the death toll in the country to 1,012.
Of the new deceased, 33 are men while four are women. Dhaka witnessed the highest causalities with 25 deaths in the last 24 hours. Besides, 7 died in Chattogram, two in Barishal and one each in Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rajshahi the same day. The first death was recorded in the country on March 18. Earlier on Tuesday, record 45 deaths were registered in the country.
Prof Nasima said 563 more patients recovered from COVID-19 disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 15,900. She said highest 15,965 samples were tested in 55 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 441,560 samples have so far been tested in the country. In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 21.98 percent, she said. The DGHS additional director general also said against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 21.24 while mortality rate is 1.35.
The global death toll from coronavirus has reached 413,731 as of Wednesday morning. Besides, it has so far infected 7,323,516 people around the world, according to Worldometer. Of the currently infected 3,305,892 patients, 3,251,869 are in mild condition while 53,023 are in serious or critical condition. So far, 3,603,893 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries.