Bangladesh sees spike in daily Covid-19 cases, deaths; over 200 die in 7 days


Dhaka, Nov 23: Bangladesh reported 2,419 new coronavirus cases in  24 hours until  Monday, pushing up the total tally  to 449,760.

Besides, the country recorded 28 more Covid-19 deaths during the period, taking the death toll to 6,416.  201 people lost their lives to Covid-19 in the country in seven days until Monday.

The death rate stood at 1.43 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 364,611 patients – 81.07 percent — including 2,183 new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on November 4.

Until now, 2,665,131 tests have been carried out, including 16,059 new ones, and 15.06 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2640.89 infections, 2140.91 recoveries, and 37.67 deaths per million.

So far, 3,398 have died in Dhaka division, 1,238 in Chattogram, 391 in Rajshahi, 488 in Khulna, 215 in Barishal, 263 in Sylhet, 291 in Rangpur and 132 in Mymensingh.

Bangladesh is now apparently back to the alarming situation it largely saw a few months back when Covid-19 hit the country.

After showing an erratic decline for nearly 70 days, the coronavirus cases keep growing again over the last few days in the country with over 2,000 infection cases getting registered each day.

The number of corona patients is also increasing at different hospitals over the last few days, prompting the public health experts to urge the government to equip all the hospitals, including the upazila health complexes, with necessary equipment, including adequate oxygen facilities, to ensure proper healthcare services to the infected people.

Global situation

The number of global Covid-19 cases crossed 58.5 million on Monday with the death of 1,386,596 people  , according to the data compiled by John Hopkins University (JHU).

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has topped 12 million with over 256,746 deaths, according to a real-time count kept by the university.

Amid surging COVID-19 cases and an incompetent response by the government, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a leading U.S. hospital in handling dangerous and unusual diseases, has been nearly overwhelmed, according to a media report.

In India, the coronavirus death in the country mounted to 133,227 while the total caseload reached 9,095,806.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 45,209 new infections were reported with 501 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

The overall cases include 4,40,962 active cases and 85,21,617 recoveries.

Brazil has registered 194 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 169,183, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the number of infections went up by 18,615, bringing the nationwide tally to 6,071,401, the ministry said.