In the last 24 hours (from 8 am on Sunday to 8 am on Monday), 45 more people have died of coronavirus infection in the country. At the same time, 5,171 new patients infected with corona have been identified.
This has been informed in the regular press release of the health department on Monday. Never before have so many patients been identified in a single day. On July 2 last year, 4,019 infected patients were identified in Corona.
So far, a total of 6 lakh 795 people have been diagnosed with corona infection in the country. Of these, 6,949 died. A total of 5 lakh 36 thousand 17 people have recovered.
In the last 24 hours, 26 thousand 195 samples have been tested. Considering the sample test, the patient identification rate is 17.38 percent.
Coronavirus infection peaked in the country in June-July last year. At that time, especially from the second week of June to the middle of July, an average of three to four thousand patients were identified every day. After the situation has been under control for some time, the infection has been on the rise again for more than a month. Of these, more than three and a half thousand patients are being identified (every day) for six days. In such a situation, public health experts say, the country’s infection situation is heading towards another peak.
In late 2019, the first coronavirus infection was detected in Wuhan, China. On March 7 last year, the first corona patient was identified in the country. The first corona-infected person in the country was declared dead on March 17.
The rate of patient identification was low at the beginning of the infection in the country. The infection started to increase from the middle of last May. From the last week of May to the third week of August, the patient identification rate was over 20 percent. From then on, the rate of identification of new patients also started to decrease. After a couple of months of declining infections, the upward trend in new patient and identification rates started from the beginning of last November. From December the infection began to decrease again. However, over the past five weeks, the infection has been on the rise again.
The vaccination program was inaugurated on January 26 to control the corona epidemic. On the same day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Virtual Immunization Program from Ganobhaban. The mass immunization program started from February 8 in the country.