February 26, 2021, 7:23 am
Dhaka: Bangladesh today recorded 21 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,111 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 3,54,788 after another 1,893 patients were
discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
“Twenty-one more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 6,275,” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 4,38,795 as 2,111 new cases
were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 16,469 samples were tested at 117 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 12.82 percent tested
positive, while 16.95 percent cases were detected from the total tests
conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 80.86 percent patients have recovered, while
1.43 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were
reported in the country on March 8.
Among the 21 deaths, 14 are male and seven female, the press release said, adding one is in his 30s, six are in their 50s while 13 are above 60 years and one is below 10 years.
According to the division-wise data, 13 deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.
Among the total 6,275 deaths, 3,296 deaths occurred in Dhaka division,
1,226 in Chattogram division, 383 in Rajshahi division, 484 in Khulna
division, 210 in Barishal division, 259 in Sylhet division, 287 in Rangpur
division and 130 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.
A total of 25,89,421 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 5,50,546 people have so far received healthcare services from
The DGHS said 2,25,72,204 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 November 18, 2020, 11.20 GMT, 1,345,882 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 56,048,617 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. Source Bss.