September 29, 2020, 12:29 am


2020-08-08 16:26:57 BdST

COVID-19 pandemicBD reports 32 more deaths, 2611 new cases

Bangladesh today confirmed 32 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 2,611 new cases of infection testing 11,737 samples in the last 24 hours.

With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 3,365 and the number of total infections stood at 255,113.

Of the dead patients, 25 were men and seven were women. Moreover, 16 of them hailed from Dhaka, five from Khulna, four each from Chittagong and Rajshahi, two from Sylhet and one from Barishal division.

Thirty-one of them have died in different hospitals and one at his respective residence.

The gender breakdown of Covid-19's victims shows that 78.90 percent or 2,655 of the total were men, and 21.10 percent or 710 were women.

Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today at 2:30 pm.

While talking about district-wise fatalities, Dr Nasima said that: 1,613 hailed from Dhaka division, 798 from Chattogram, 252 from Khulna, 209 from Rajshahi, 158 from Sylhet, 132 from Barishal, 132 from Rangpur, and 71 from Mymensingh district.

According to the age group analysis of Covid-19 victims, as of Thursday, the majority of patients that died – 1,581 or 46.98 percent – were aged sixty and above. 

A total of 1,020 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and the total number of recoveries reached 146,604. 

Around 57.47 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.32 percent have died.

The latest day's infection rate was 22.25 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 20.42 percent.

Currently, 52,830 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,184 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 397,380 people have completed their quarantine course.

The country is capable of accommodating 31,991 people at 629 institutional quarantine facilities across the country.

Dr Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 864 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 19,025 after 37,014 left."

As many as 18,462,142 hotline health services were given by 16,498 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 65,920 in the last 24-hour till 8am today.

Via the telemedicine service, everyday a total of 100 doctors and health officils in two shifts are providing Covid-19 advice, that has been availed by 178,026 people till date including 4,011 in the last 24 hours.

There are 15,248 general dialysis beds available in the country for Covid-19 treatment where 4,044 people are already admitted, and 11,202 beds are available for treatment. 

Moreover, there are 539 ICU facilities in the country and 233 ICU beds are available for the treatment of novel coronavirus infected patients in the country.

There are 12,520 oxygen cylinders, 345 high-flow nasal cannula and 107 oxygen concentrator available across the country.

The virus has killed 218,178 people globally and infected 3,146,808 so far.

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