Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 7 more deaths, 366 new cases reported
Publish- February 22, 2021, 04:34 PM
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Update- February 22, 2021, 06:36 PM
Covid-19 claims seven more lives and infected another 366 people in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, showing a slight rise in infection rate than that of Sunday.
Covid-19 claimed seven more lives and infected another 366 people in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, showing a slight rise in infection rate than that of Sunday.
With the latest figures, the death toll from Covid-19 in the country rose to 8,356 and the caseload to 543,717, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In a handout, the DGHS said the daily coronavirus infection rate in Bangladesh increased to 3.30 percent from Sunday’s 2.33 percent, while the overall infection rate stood at 13.73 percent, a little bit lower than yesterday’s 13.76.
However, the mortality rate remained almost steady at 1.54 percent for the past few days, said the handout, adding that 492,059 patients (90.50 pc) have recovered from the virus infection so far.
As of now, 3,958,776 samples have been tested, including 11,103 in the past 24 hours.
Bangladesh reported its first Coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18 last year.
Vaccination in Bangladesh
The countrywide Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off on February 7.
Bangladesh signed an agreement with the Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd, the world’s largest vaccine maker, for 30 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Serum will send five million doses each month between January and June.
Five million doses arrived in January and India gifted another two million doses as gift.
The government brought down the age to 40 for registration to get jabs. The doses are being provided for free.
Some 2,082,877 people have received the first shot until Sunday. The second one has to be taken within 8 to 12 weeks of the first dose.