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Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh exceed 20000; 15 more die

Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh exceed 20000; 15 more die

Bangladesh on Friday (May 15) saw another surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases as 1,202 more people tested positive in the span of 24 hours, raising the total cases to 20,065. During the period, 15 more people died from the deadly disease, taking the death tally to 298. 

Meanwhile, 279 Covid-19 patients recovered since yesterday. The total number of recovered patients now stands at 3,882.

Additional Director General (Admin) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at the daily online health bulletin.

Among the deceased, eight were female and seven male, Dr Nasima said adding that two of them were between 81-90 years old, three between 61-70, eight within 51-60, one between 31-40 and another within 21-30 years old.

In the last 24 hours, 41 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 8,582 samples, she added.

The global death toll from coronavirus reached 203,555 as of Friday.

According to worldometer data, 4,539,401 cases have so far been confirmed since the virus was first reported in China in December last year. So far, 1,711,250 people have recovered.

To cope with the worsening coronavirus situation, the government on Thursday extended general holidays further until May 30.

In line with the extended general holidays, the Roads and Highways Division said the public transport services will also remain suspended until May 30.