Bangladesh on Wednesday saw the highest-ever jump in coronavirus cases in a single day again as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 4,008 new patients in the span of 24 hours, increasing the total number of cases to 98,489.
During the same period 43 more patients died from the virus infection, taking the death toll to 1,305.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
In the last 24 hours, 59 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested highest 17,527 samples, she added.
The detection rate of new patients on Wednesday has been recorded at 22.44 percent.
Besides, 1,925 more patients made recovery, she said adding that so far 38,189 people have recovered from the disease. “The numbers are an estimation provided by IEDCR that include patients who recovered at hospitals and homes.”
Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 38.77 percent and the mortality rate is 1.33 percent in the country.
Among the deceased, 28 were male and 15 were female. Dr Nasima noted that another child aged below 10 years has died from the disease.
“Their age-based analysis says, one was aged below 10 years, one between 11 and 20 years, one between 21 and 30, four between 31 and 40, four between 41 and 50 years, nine between 51 and 60, 12 between 61 and 70, nine between 71 and 80 and two more were aged between 81 and 90 years,” Dr Nasima said.
Twenty one patients died in Dhaka division, 12 in Chattogram division, four in Rajshahi division, two in Khulna division, one in Sylhet division, two in Mymensingh division and another died in Rangpur division.
“Twenty seven people died in hospitals across the country, 15 died at homes and another was declared dead upon arrival at hospital,” she added.
Dr Nasima noted that Coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh is worsening day by day and only public awareness can keep people safe. “We are seeing numbers increasing every day. If people are not aware anyone might be included in the list.”
Across the country, 718 more people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours while 268 were released. Currently, 10,752 people are in isolation.
During the same period, another 3,041 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 3,097 were released. At present 62,490 people are quarantined across the country.
As the global coronavirus situation continues to worsen the death toll from the virus infection
stood at 441,439 as of Wednesday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University.
Besides, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has gone up to 8,152, 885.
According to JHU data, Brazil and Russia have come up to the second and the third positions after the US with 923,189 and 544,725 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday.
Meanwhile, South Asian country India has come up to the fourth position after Russia with 343,091 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The country has so far reported 9,900 deaths.
On the other hand, Brazil counted the second highest deaths after the US as it reported 45,241 deaths from the virus till the date.
Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 116,917 patients and about 2,136,043 confirmed cases.
In the US, New York State alone counted 30,909 deaths till the date.
The UK has the third-highest death toll at 42,054, followed by Italy with 34,405, France 29,550 and Spain 27,136, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.