Bangladesh today confirmed 41 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 3360 new cases of infection testing 15,632 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 2,238 and the number of total infections stood at 175,494.
Of the deceased, 29 were men and 12 women. Of them 12 were from Dhaka, 14 from Chattogram, six from Khulna, three from Rangpur and two each from Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rajshahi," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
Thirty-eight of them have died in different hospitals and three at their respective homes.
According to the analysis of Covid-19 victims' age groups as of today, the highest number of patients - 44.19 percent - died till date were aged 60 and above. The age groups of 51-60 and 41-50 come next with respectively 29.04 percent and 14.61 percent. Rest of the age groups stand under eight percent, such as- 31-40 with 7.10 percent, 21-30 with 3.26 percent, 11-20 with 1.16 percent and under ten with 0.63 percent (13).
The gender-wise analysis of victims stated that some 1,770 people who have died from Covid-19 are male and 468 are female, which are 79.09% and 20.91% respectively.
District-wise, out of 2,151 fatalities till date, 50.40 percent are hailed from Dhaka division, 26.14 percent from Chattogram, 5.01 percent from both Rajshahi and Khulna, 4.33 percent from Sylhet, 3.62 percent from Barishal, 3.08 percent from Rangpur and 2.41 percent from Mymensingh.
According to the gender-wise analysis of Covid-19 victims, some 1,770 people who have died from Covid-19 are male and 468 are female, which are 79.09% and 20.91% respectively.
"Some 15,862 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 15,632 were tested in 75 labs across the country. So far 904,784 samples have been tested," she added.
Besides, 3,706 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 84,544.
Around 48.17 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.28 percent have died.
The latest day's infection rate was 22.49 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 19.40 percent.
Currently, 63,106 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,282 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 323,475 people have completed their quarantine course.
The country is capable of accommodating 31,991 people at 629 institutional quarantine facilities across the country.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 879 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 17,067 after 16,955 left."
As many as 15,483,621 hotline health services were given by 16,461 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 189,583 in the last 24-hour till 8am today.
The virus has killed 552,382 people globally and infected 12,180,570 so far.