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Sharp rise in Bangladesh’s Covid-19 cases; another 969 get infected; 11 die


Sharp rise in Bangladesh’s Covid-19 cases; another 969 get infected; 11 die

With the detection of 969 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of such cases in Bangladesh stood at 16,660. Besides, 11 more people died from the virus infection during the period, taking the death toll in the country to 250. During the period, 245 more patients recovered from the disease raising the total recovery number across the country to 3,147. Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana said this at the DGHS's daily online health bulletin.

Of the 11 dead, seven were men and four women. Five were residents of Dhaka city, one hailed Narayanganj, one from Narsingdi, two from Chattogram division and one from Sylhet division, said Dr Nasima.

While sharing the age-wise analysis of the deceased, Nasima said there were three people in the 51-60 age group while five of 61-70, two of 71- 80 and one of 81-90 age group.

In the last 24 hours, 37 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 6,773 samples, she added.

In the last 24 hours, 152 people with symptoms of coronavirus were taken to isolation, while 67 people released. There are currently 2,361 people in isolation. As of now, 1,256 people released from isolation, Dr Nasima said.

1,666 people were also quarantined during the period while 3,065 people released.

A new laboratory for detecting coronavirus has been set up at Noakhali Science and Technology University. With this, the number of laboratories for coronavirus detection in the country has risen to 38.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on Mar 8 while the first death on Mar 18.

The global death tally from the coronavirus pandemic reached 287,293 as of Tuesday morning.

Since the first reported in China in December last year, coronavirus has so far infected 4,254,800 people globally, according to worldometer.

So far, 1,527,144 people have recovered from Covid-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on Mar 11.

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