Medical &Health

Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Around 21 pc of total deaths reported in April alone

Covid-19 claimed 2,404 lives in April alone in Bangladesh, the cruellest month for the country since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

Of the total 11,450 coronavirus-related deaths reported until April 30, 2,404 or 20.99 percent alone were recorded in the previous month.

During the last one month, 147,837 infections were officially registered, according to the handout of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As the virus continues its onslaught, 568 people lost their lives in January this year, 281 in February and 638 in March.

Dhaka division remains the worst-hit region, registering most of the deaths – 6,714 or 58.33%.

According to the DGHS handout, Bangladesh broke all previous records of Covid-19 deaths registering 112 fatalities in a 24-hour period on April 19.

On April 7, the country recorded its highest single-day cases of 7,626. It witnessed over 100 deaths during April 16-19 and on April 25.

The country is passing through a ‘strict’ lockdown since April 14 but people are still indifferent towards health guidelines and safety rules.

The government later extend the ongoing lockdown till May 5.

Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh

The death toll from Covid-19 hit 11,510 in Bangladesh on Saturday as the country logged 60 more fatalities in 24 hours until Saturday morning, as all efforts to stop the pandemic have apparently gone in vain.

However, the country reported new cases of 1,452 during the 24-hour period ending at 8am, which was said to the lowest daily count in 48 days.

The overall infection tally reached 760,584 with the new cases and the positivity rate fell to 9.61% from Friday's 10.34%. But the death rate remained unchanged at 1.51%, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country's infection rate came down below 10% on Thursday after over a month, as it reported a 7.68% infection rate on March 17 and it rose to 10.45% the following day. Since then, the infection rate began an upward march.

Bangladesh on Friday reported its single-day Covid-19 death toll of 57, the lowest in 25 days.

According to the DGHS, 684,671 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and 3,245 of them in the past 24 hours.

Source: United News of Bangladesh