Bangladesh records highest single-day Covid death toll in a month

Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 47 deaths from Covid 19, the highest single-day death toll reported in the country in more than a month

Jun 14, 2021
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Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 47 deaths from Covid 19, the highest single-day death toll reported in the country in more than a month.

The last time Bangladesh recorded more deaths from Covid 19 was on May 9, when 56 people died from the disease.

A total of 2,436 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, amounting to a daily infection rate of 12.99 percent, Dhaka Tribune reported.

The overall death toll in the country now stands at 13,118, while the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 826,922 with an overall infection rate of 13.39 percent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Border districts continued to show an upward trend in coronavirus cases, with the infection rate higher than 50 percent in some of these districts

Of the 47 deceased – 32 men and 15 women – 15 were from Dhaka division, nine from Chittagong, eight from Khulna, six from Rajshahi, four from Rangpur, two each from Sylhet and Mymensingh, and one from Barisal division.

Twenty-nine of the deceased were aged over 60, eight between 51 and 60, four between 41 and 50, five between 31 and 40, and one between 21 and 30.

So far, 9,438 men and 3,680 women have died from Covid-19 across the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.59 percent.

Currently, 24,618 people are in isolation and 47,139 are quarantined.

(SAM)

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