Medical &Health

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 8,239

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities rose to 8,239 on Wednesday after the health authorities recorded 10 more coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours till morning.

“The mortality rate is now 1.53 percent,” the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.

Meanwhile, 388 fresh cases were detected, pushing up the national tally to 539,153.

The daily detection rate fell to 2.59 percent while the current overall rate is 14.22 percent. So far, 3,792,241 samples, including 14,999 in the past 24 hours, have been tested.

So far, 485,290 patients (90.01 percent) have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first Coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Vaccination in Bangladesh

The government launched a countrywide mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on February 7.

Doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine that Bangladesh acquired from India’s Serum Institute have been sent to hospitals across the country to make the inoculation drive a success.