2,191 died with Covid symptoms in last 6 months | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:38 AM, September 25, 2020

2,191 died with Covid symptoms in last 6 months

Says Centre for Genocide Studies

At least 2,191 people died with Covid-19 symptoms between March 22 and September 19 this year, said a report from the Center for Genocide Studies.

Of them, the highest 843 people died in June, according to the report compiled based on the media reports during this period.

The report also included a division-wise figure of such kinds of deaths during this period.

Highest 728 deaths were recorded in Chattogram division, followed by 394 in Dhaka while the Mymensingh division saw the lowest 60 deaths.

If these numbers of deaths were counted in the official tally of coronavirus deaths, the actual number would be much higher.

Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours till 8:30am yesterday, 28 patients died of Covid-19 and 1,540 people tested positive for coronavirus, read a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With this, the total number of deaths due to the highly transmissible virus rose to 5,072 which is 1.43 percent of all confirmed cases.

Besides, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 355,384 since the first three cases were reported on March 8.

Ten days after March 8, the DGHS reported the first casualty in the country due to the virus.

As new 2,139 patients were added to the total number of recoveries. The recovery rate was 74.59 percent of all confirmed cases, according to the press release.

Against 12,900 tests in the same 24 hours, the positivity rate was almost 12 (11.94) percent.

Since January 21, more than 18.755 lakh samples were tested across the country. The total number of RT-PCR laboratories for Covid-19 tests was 103 as of yesterday.

With yesterday's number of tests, the overall positivity rate stands at nearly 19 percent (18.95).

Of yesterday's deceased, 21 were males and seven were females. All of them died in hospitals, according to the press release.

One of them aged between 21 and 30 years, one between 31 and 40, three between 41 and 50, six between 51 and 60 and the highest 17 were over 60 years.

As of yesterday, more than half of the deceased were over 60 years old.

One each was from Sylhet, Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions, two were from Khulna, six from Chattogram and the highest 17 from Dhaka division.

As of yesterday noon, a total of 2,668 Covid-19 patients were undergoing treatment in Covid-19 hospitals, read the press release.


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