May 20, 2022, 1:18 am
Dhaka: Bangladesh today reported 3,948 Covid-19 cases
while the deadly virus claimed overnight 89 lives.
“The country reported 14.14 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 27,921
samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health
Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
During the period, combined Covid-19 figure of Dhaka city and upazilas of
the district is 1,922 while 12 deaths were reported.
The official tally showed that the lethal virus killed 26,015 people and
infected 14,93,537 so far, the statement added.
The recovery count rose to 14,15,697 after another 6,466 patients were
discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 94.79
percent recovered, while 1.74 percent died.
The DGHS said among the total 26,015 fatalities, 11,371 deaths occurred in
Dhaka division, 5,204 in Chattogram, 1,928 in Rajshahi, 3,397 in Khulna, 892
in Barishal, 1,131 in Sylhet, 1,298 in Rangpur and 794 in Mymensingh
It said Bangladesh’s Covid-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March
29, 2021, 6,000 mark on April 1, 2021, 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021, 8,000
mark on June 24, 2021, 9,000 mark on July 5, 11,000 mark July 6, 13,000 mark
on July 12, 12,000 mark on July 13, 14,000 mark on July 27 and 16,000 mark on
According to month-wise statistics last year, 51 Covid-19 positive cases
were detected in March 2020, 7616 in April, 39,486 in May, 98,330 in June,
92,178 in July, 75,335 in August, 50,483 in September, 44, 205 in October,
57,248 in November and 48,578 in December.
The beginning of the current year witnessed a drastic fall of coronavirus
cases in the country but the trend lasted for only two months– 21,629 cases
were detected in January and 11,077 in February.
After the drastic fall of Covid-19 confirmed cases, the country witnessed
sharp increase of infection as 65,079 cases were reported in March, 2021 and
1,47,837 cases in April.
The country again witnessed a fall in May, 2021 as it recorded 41,408
cases. From the beginning of June, 2021, the country recorded a sharp rise
with 1,12,718 cases, the DGHS said.