Bangladesh reports seven Covid 19 deaths, 5,00,468 total recoveries
Bangladesh reports seven Covid-19 deaths, 5,00,468 total recoveries
| 04 Mar 2021, 18:21
Bangladesh recorded seven novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 619 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 5,00,468 after another 841 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today (Thursday).
“Seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,435,” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 54,85,49 as 619 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 15,985 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.87 percent tested positive, while 13.36 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 91.23 percent patients have recovered, while 1.54 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
Among seven deaths, five are male and two female the press release said, adding all seven are above 60 years.
According to the division-wise data, four deaths took place in Dhaka division.
Among the total 8,435 fatalities, 4,722 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,551 in Chattogram division, 479 in Rajshahi division, 560 in Khulna division, 253 in Barishal division, 311 in Sylhet division, 363 in Rangpur division and 196 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.
A total of 41,05,321 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.
The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the COVID-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians for round the clock in the country.
It added that 2,37,82,462 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.
To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.
As of March 04, 2021, 11:04 GMT, 2,573,576 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 115,864,376 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.