Bangladesh reports 16 COVID-19 deaths, 316 fresh cases
Bangladesh recorded 16 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 316 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 4,83,931 after another 559 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
“Sixteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,221,” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,38,378 as 316 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 13,762 samples were tested at 206 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.30 percent tested positive, while 14.31 percent cases were detected from the total tests
conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 89.89 percent patients have recovered, while 1.53 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
Among the 16 deaths, 12 are male and four female the press release said, adding one is in his 30s, two are in their 40s, three in their 50s while ten are above 60 years.
According to the division-wise data, 12 deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.
Among the total 8,221 fatalities, 4,584 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,510 in Chattogram division, 470 in Rajshahi division, 554 in Khulna division, 248 in Barishal division, 307 in Sylhet division, 358 in Rangpur division and 190 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.
A total of 37,62,774 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.
A total of 7,24,120 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.
The DGHS said 2,35,56,034 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 February 08, 2021, 11:12 GMT 2,328,591 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 106,744,236 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.