Coronavirus infections in Bangladesh crossed the 5,000 marks today after the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported five more deaths and 418 new cases after testing 3,473 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rises to 145, and the number of total infected people stands at 5,416.
Coronavirus Bangladesh reports
“Among the dead patients, three are male and two female. Four of them are from Dhaka and one from Dohar. One of the victims was aged under 10, who had kidney complication, four others were aged 50 plus,” DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana disclosed in a virtual briefing today.
She also said nine more patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, raising the number of cured patients to 122.
However, the number includes only those who received treatments at hospitals and isolation facilities, excluding those are at home; she said addressing the amount of recovered patients in the country.
Coronavirus Sample collection reports Bangladesh
“Sample collection has increased by 7.5% compared to the previous day, and 4% increase was reported for PCR testing across the country. Currently, 25 institutes are providing testing facilities for Covid-19, including three new addition to the list- Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kushtia Medical College Hospital and M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur,” Professor Nasim added.
Currently, 79,899 people are in quarantine in Coronavirus, including newly added 2,891 people to the list, and after 97,132 were released till date, according to the latest data provided during the virtual health bulletin.
As many as 3,391,211 hotline services were given via three designated numbers by far including 77,991 in last 24-hour till 8 am today. Through mobile phone and websites, 1,465,528 services were provided, including 31,858 new services, added Dr Nasima.
Till date, a total of 674,940 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 178 at airports, 128 at seaports and 108 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
Personal protective types of equipment (PPE) collected by the government have been 1,534,321 by far, of which 1,280,038 distributed, and 254,274 left in store.
Nasima Sultana further said
Nasima Sultana further said, the authorities took 75 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation – bringing the total to 1,165 after 709 patients left.
During the daily health bulletin, Dr Nasima said, “There is no shortage of testing and swab kits as we have already stored enough. Besides we are collecting and internally producing them regularly.”
The deadly virus has already killed more than 203,319 people and infected 2,923,821 across the world to date.