47 more COVID-19 deaths logged in country
Published: 04:27 PM, 13 June 2021 Updated: 06:12 PM, 13 June 2021
Bangladesh on Saturday reported 47 deaths from COVID-19 and 2436 cases in the last 24 hours.
“The tally of infections has surged to 8,26,922 as 2322 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours... 47 people died of COVID-19 during the period, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 13,118” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement today.
About 18,749 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 12.99 percent.
Earlier on Saturday, 36 deaths linked to COVID-19 and 1,637 fresh cases were reported.
Bangladesh recorded the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities on April 19 this year when the virus killed 112 people in a day.
The DGHS said Bangladesh’s COVID-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March 29, 2021, and the 6,000 mark on April 1, 2021, while it surpassed 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021.
The country recorded 7,626 COVID-19 cases on April 7 this year, the highest daily spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, it added.
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.
According to month-wise statistics last year, five COVID-19 deaths were reported in March 2020, 163 in April, 482 in May, 1,197 in June, 1,264 in July, 1,179 in August, 970 in September, 672 in October, 721 in November and 915 in December.
Month-wise data of the current year, 568 coronavirus fatalities were recorded in January 2021, 281 in February and 638 in March, the DGHS sources said.
China was the world’s first country which on January 11, 2020, reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.