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Bangladesh reports fourth coronavirus death, six new cases

Bangladesh reports fourth coronavirus death, six new cases

Another person has died from the coronavirus in Bangladesh, taking the total death toll from Covid-19 disease in the country to four, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

Besides, six more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

With the fresh cases, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 39. However, five of them have already recovered, IEDCR Director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora said while revealing the latest coronavirus figures at a press briefing through online on Tuesday (Mar 24).

"In the past 24 hours, the IEDCR has tested 92 samples while the total number of samples tested stands at 712...so far, 39 patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection. So, in the past 24 hours six more people have been diagnosed with the disease. Among the six new infected people, one has died so the total death toll is now four," she said.

The deceased was above 70 and undergoing treatment at a hospital for a long time, she mentioned.

Among the other five infected people, one is an imported case from Saudi Arabia and the rest have been infected locally through coming in contact with previously diagnosed COVID-19 patients.

Currently, 40 people are in isolation and 46 in institutional quarantine.

Number of calls made on their hotline numbers have gone down as most of the contacts are being made online, the IEDCR chief said, adding, “A total of 1,700 calls were received in the last 24 hours”.

Underscoring the need for involving people to control the spread of the pandemic, she said, “We have to avoid going outside, most importantly where there is a chance of coming in contact with unknown people,” Dr Flora said.

People can get their required information regarding COVID-19 through the e-mail iedcrcovid-19@gmail.com and facebook account- iedcr.