Amid a rising trend in both the number of Covid-19 infections and deaths, Bangladesh recorded 30 more deaths in 24 hours until Thursday morning, raising the death toll to 6,305.
Besides, health authorities detected 2,364 new cases during the period, taking the caseload to 441,159.
Besides, 1,934 patients recovered from the disease, and the number of total recoveries from coronavirus has jumped to 356,772.
The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.43 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The daily infection rate was recorded 13.48 percent upon testing 16,823 samples in 24 hours. 16.92 percent of the tested 2,606,952 samples so far have turned out to be Covid-19 positive.
The recovery rate has climbed to 80.86 percent in Bangladesh, the health authorities said.
Bangladesh is seeing 2590.38 infections, 2094.59 recoveries and 37.02 deaths per million.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6000 on November 4.
The government has recently asked the administration to strengthen the mobile court operation and enforce laws to ensure the use of masks, also in the capital, to check the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’ve already asked them [admin] to strengthen the mobile court operation or law enforcement further in different places of the capital. Hope, it’ll start within the next two to three days,” said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam.
He was briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Monday.
The Cabinet issued instructions to take a tougher stance to check the Covid-19 as its infection rate has started increasing slightly, he said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the Cabinet meeting, held at the Bangladesh Secretariat, joining from her official residence Ganobhaban virtually.
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News source: UNB NEWS