Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh sees highest single-day corona deaths at 64

Bangladesh sees highest single-day corona deaths at 64

Infection rate drops down 20pc

News Report: Bangladesh saw the highest single-day corona deaths at 64 but infection rate dropped down the peak of 21-23 percent to 19.98 percent after so many days. Health officials Tuesday confirmed 3,682 cases of infection with the 64 fatalities out of 18,426 sample tests during last 24 hours. The daily infection rate decreased from Monday's 22.5 percent, on higher tests against the previous day's 17,837. The total confirmed cases in the country now stand at 145,483 and the death toll from the pandemic at 1,847. The latest death rate rose to 1.27 percent from Monday's 1.26 percent. During the period, 1,844 patients recovered with the cure rate being 40.98 percent against the previous day's 40.75 percent. The total recovery of patients stood at 59,624. The sharp rise in deaths at flat peak of the coronavirus incidence, to 64 from Monday's 45, prompted public-health experts to suggest paying high attention to treatments for all symptoms of coronavirus as well as 'co-morbidity' diseases in corona wards. Earlier, Bangladesh broke the previous record of death count in a day on June 17 with 53 deaths. About the higher fatalities Prof Dr MA Aziz said many serious patients try oxygen therapy at home or come to hospitals late for what critics say "lack of trust in healthcare at hospitals". He suggests "government should sit with private hospitals to expand better treatments even with incentives". Dr Aziz says the pandemic pattern in Bangladesh, in Asian countries for that matter, is different and so there may not be sharp vertical peak here. "There may not be peak in Bangladesh--corona may move on this curve for some time more before dying down," said the Swadhinata Chikitsa Parishad secretary-general. Meanwhile, as part of containment measures government authorities declared a number of more hotspot areas in the capital to be put under a 21-day lockdown from July 4. Additional Director-General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure on the latest situation in its daily health bulletin. In the last 24 hours, 67 laboratories across the country tested 18,426 samples. “So far, 7,66,460 tests have been carried out.” Against the number of total tests since March 8, the infection rate is 18.98 percent in the country, Dr Nasima noted. Among the deceased, 52 were male and 12 female, said Dr Nasima. Twenty-one patients who died were within the age bracket of 51 and 60. “Their age-based analysis says seven were aged between 31 and 40, six between 41 and 50, 21 between 51 and 60, 16 between 61 and 70, 11 between 71 and 80, and three more were aged between 81 and 90,” she said. Thirty-one patients died in Dhaka division, 12 in Chattogram division, seven in Rajshahi division, seven in Khulna division and two each in Sylhet, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions. “Fifty-one people died at hospitals across the country while 13 died at their homes,” Dr Nasima added. Besides, 449 people were taken into isolation in the last 24 hours while 544 released, and 15,145 people are currently in isolation. During the period, another 2,542 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 2,834 released. At present, 64,667 people are quarantined across the country.

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