43.27pc of dead aged over 60 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:02 AM, July 02, 2020

43.27pc of dead aged over 60

3,775 more infected; 41 die

Forty-one people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 2:30pm yesterday, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

The death toll from the deadly and highly transmissible virus now stands at 1,888 -- 1.26 percent of all confirmed cases.

Besides, 3,775 more people tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the number of confirmed cases to 1,49,258, said Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of DGHS, during yesterday's briefing.

Over the same period, 2,484 more Covid-19 patients recovered and tested negative.

The total number of recovered patients has now reached 62,108 -- 41.61 percent of all confirmed cases in the country.

Including yesterday's 17,875 RT-PCR tests for Covid-19, some 7,84,335 people have so far been tested for the virus.

Of them, 19.03 percent tested positive for Covid-19. Yesterday, the rate was 21.12 percent.

Among yesterday's deceased, 38 were male and three were female, while 23 died at hospital and 18 at their houses, said the DGHS.

Four were aged between 31 and 40, five between 41 and 50, 12 between 51 and 60, 11 between 61 and 70, and seven between 71 and 80, and one was between 81 and 90. Another was over 100 years old.

Division-wise, 13 of yesterday's deceased were from Dhaka, 17 from Chattogram, five from Khulna, three from Barishal, and two from Sylhet, while information of the other deceased was unavailable from the DGHS.

According to the DGHS data, 43.27 percent of all 1,888 deceased were over 60 years old, while 28.81 percent were aged between 51 and 60, 14.99 percent between 41 and 50, while others were from under 10 to 40 years old.

Prof Nasima added that there were 6,075 general beds and 139 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients in Dhaka city's Covid-19 hospitals or hospital units.

In the country, there were 14,784 general beds and 381 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients in Covid-19 hospitals or hospital units.

Besides, there were 11,144 oxygen cylinders, 204 high-flow nasal cannulas, 98 oxygen concentrators in the Covid-19 hospitals across the country.

As of yesterday noon, 4,873 Covid-19 patients were admitted to general beds of hospitals while 216 were to ICUs.

In the same 24 hours, 538 patients were admitted to Covid-19 hospitals or hospital units while 497 were released. 

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