77 Covid deaths, 4,334 new cases
Bangladesh on Saturday reported 4,334 new Coronavirus cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 77 lives.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in its statement said, “A total of 77 Coronavirus patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the virus to 14,053. The total cases of infection have surged to 883,138 as 4,334 new cases were confirmed during the period.”
It said 22.50 percent of the 19,262 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.
The recovery count rose to 8,00,854 after another 3,295 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 90.68 percent recovered, while 1.59 percent died.
Bangladesh recorded the highest number of COVID-19 fatality on April 19 this year when the virus killed 112 people in a day.
The DGHS said Bangladesh’s COVID-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March 29, 2021 and 6,000 mark on April 1, 2021 while it surpassed 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021.