In the same time period, 123 violent incidents related to Covid-19 have taken place across the country – leaving 13 dead and 541 injured
Some 861 individuals have died exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms across the country – from March 22 till June 6 – and the number of such deaths is rising, according to data revealed on Thursday.
At least 124 people have died exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms in the last week – following 120 such deaths in a week of April 12 to 18. A total of 73 people died with such symptoms the previous week.
Bangladesh Peace Observatory (BPO), a project of the Center for Genocide Studies (CGS) of Dhaka University, has revealed this data after analysing the news from 25 media outlets of the country.
It also reported only three deaths with Covid-19 symptoms were reported from March 22 to 28.
BPO said 123 violent incidents related to Covid-19 have taken place across the country – leaving 13 dead and 541 injured.
The data also reads that 473 people were arrested and 9,557 people were fined for alleged embezzlement of Covid-19 relief and violating government guidelines.
Around 138 incidents of protest against different irregularities have also been reported till now. Of those, 45 percent were held for arrears and Eid bonuses while 33 percent were held for relief or aid.
Further, 161 cases of torture and social stigma about novel coronavirus-related issues were reported across the country. Two people have committed suicide over the social stigma.
The health department has reported daily deaths from Covid-19, but it has not included the deaths of those displaying Covid-19 symptoms.
Bangladesh, on Thursday, confirmed 37 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,049.
Among the deceased, 30 are males and seven are females. Of them: 20 are from Dhaka, seven from Chattogram, four from Rangpur, three from Barishal, and one from Rangpur. Twenty-eight of them died in hospitals and nine at home," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing.
Additionally, 3,187 new cases were diagnosed from testing 15,772 samples in 55 labs in the last 24 hours – raising the total number of infections to 78,052.
According to the latest data by DGHS, 21.46 percent of novel-coronavirus-infected patients have recovered and 1.34 percent died.
Some 848 patients recovered during the time – increasing the total number of cured patients to 16,747. Some 671 suspected individuals were taken into isolation.
Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed 4,19,265 people and infected 74,71,198.