Police recovered the body of a farmer from Jhorgaccha village in Tala upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Dulal Chandra Gosh, 50, son of Padmo Chandra Gosh.
Locals spotted the body in the morning and informed police.
Later police recovered the body, said Wahid Morshed, officer-in-charge of Patkelghata Police Station.
There were several injury marks on its head, face and thorat, added the OC.
Khurshid Alam, joint secretary to the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, died from coronavirus at a hospital in the capital early Saturday.
Alam was undergoing treatment at Labaid Hospital where he breathed his last around 12:50am, according to a condolence message of Officer’s Club, Dhaka.
He was a member of the BCS 86th batch of administration cadre, said the message.
In the condolence message, the club members prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of the joint secretary and conveyed deep sympathy to his bereaved family members.
Showing a slight improvement in its air quality, Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked 9th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday morning.
The air in Dhaka was categorised as ‘moderate’ as the megacity had an AQI score of 94 at 08:40am.
When the AQI remains in between 51 and 100, there may be a risk for some people who may be unusually sensitive to particle pollution.
The air quality is acceptable.
Besides, Pakistan’s Lahore, Indonesia’s Jakarta and India’s Delhi occupied the first three spots in the list of cities with AQI scores of 157, 155, and 154 respectively.
The AQI, an index for reporting daily air quality, informs people how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for them.
In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five pollutant criteria – Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2, and Ozone (O3).
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The number of deaths, caused by coronavirus across the world, reached 524,614 as of Saturday morning.
Besides, the total confirmed global cases climbed to 11,047,217 while the number of those who have recovered from the disease crossed 5.7 million during the period, according to data provided by John Hopkins University (JHU).
The worst-hit US has recorded 2,793,435 Covid-19 cases with 129,432 deaths.
Besides, Brazil, the second-worst country in the world behind the US, has registered over 1.5 million cases. The number of coronavirus deaths stands there at 61,884.
Meanwhile, Russia has occupied the third position with 666,941 confirmed cases followed by India (625,544), Peru (295,599), Chile (288,089), and the United Kingdom ( 285,787).
In terms of deaths, the UK is in the third position (44,216), followed by Italy (34,833), France (29, 896), Mexico (29,843), Spain (28,385) and India (18,213).
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.
Bangladesh’s weekly ranking
Bangladesh on Friday ranked 8th in weekly count of increase in new coronavirus cases, according to WHO.
The country ranked 8th with 26,598 new Covid-19 cases in the last seven days, WHO Dashboard showed in its pandemic analysis made based on country, territory and areas.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh ranked 9th according to WHO daily Covid-19 new infection reports among the countries.
The US has come up to the first position again as 304,156 new cases were reported in seven days, while Brazil ranked the 2nd with 260,122 new cases in a week.
India ranked third with 131,536 new cases, while South Africa fourth with 47,537 new cases and Russian Federation fifth with 47,171 new cases in a week.
WHO website shows Chile on sixth position with 25,477 new cases in one week while Saudi Arabia seventh with 26,958 new coronavirus cases in seven days.
Corona Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh on Friday reported 3,114 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.
Country’s health authorities have so far reported 156,391 coronavirus cases and 1,968 deaths.
Bangladesh reported its first confirmed cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18 but it has been seeing a sharp rise in both new cases and deaths in recent weeks.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is all set to open a 370-bed ‘Corona Centre’ on Saturday for providing treatment to the coronavirus-infected patients.
“We’ll start admitting corona patients at 8am tomorrow (Saturday) as our 370-bed Covid-19 centre is ready to deal with such patients," BSMMU Vice Chancellor Dr Kanak Kanti Barua told UNB on Friday night.
He said they have designated 250 beds at the ‘Cabin Block’ and 120 ones in the ‘Betar Bhaban’ for the treatment of corona-infected patients.
Dr Kanak Kanti said the 120 beds in the Betar Bhaban will be used as isolation centre where patients having moderate complications will be accommodated.
“The patients who have serious complications like breathing problem will be accommodated at the beds of Cabin Block,” he said.
Out of 250 beds at the Cabin Block, the VC said, 24 will be kept reserved for emergency patients.
Besides, he said, there are 15 beds with intensive care unit (ICU) facilities to deal with the very cortical patients.
He said all the beds at the Cabin Block have oxygen support from the central oxygen plant and other treatment facilities like high-flow nasal cannula.