December 2, 2020, 5:43 am


2020-07-29 15:06:19 BdST

BD reports 35 deaths, 3,009 new cases

Bangladesh today confirmed 35 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 3,009 new cases of infection after testing 14,127 samples in 82 labs in the last 24 hours.

With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 3,035 and the number of total infections stood at 2,32,194.

Of the dead patients, 30 are men and five women. Moreover, 14 of them are hailed from Dhaka, eight from Chattogram, four from Barishal, two each from Rajshahi, Khulna and Sylhet, and one from Mymensingh division.

"Twenty-nine of them have died in different hospitals and six at their respective homes."

Additional Director General (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Professor Dr Nasima Sultana revealed the latest figures during the daily virtual health bulletin today at 2:30 pm.

Dr Nasima Said, "Some 14,253 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 14,127 were tested in 82 labs across the country. So far 1,151,285 samples have been tested."

Besides, some 2,878 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 130,292.

Around 56.11 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.31 percent have died.

The latest day's infection rate was 21.30 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 20.17 percent.

Currently, 57,244 people are quarantined across the country – including 1,955 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 374,700 people have completed their quarantine course.

The country is capable of accommodating 31,991 people at 629 institutional quarantine facilities across the country.

Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 827 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 18,669 after 30,647 left."

The virus has killed 663,465 people globally and infected 16,893,293 so far.

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