Siyam Hoque

2020-06-15 16:12:42 BdST

Bangladesh's coronavirus cases cross 90,000 on 100th day

On the 100th day of detection, the number of confirmed Covid-19 patients surpassed 90,000 in Bangladesh on Monday.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 38 deaths from the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the 24 hours to 8:00 am today.

With the latest victims, the death toll due to the deadly virus infection reached at 1,209, Additional Director General of the DGHS Dr Nasima Sultana said.

According to the DGHS, a total of 3,099 people were tested positive afresh by the virus during the same period, taking the number of such cases in the country to 90,619.

Among the diseased, 36 were men and two women, while three were aged between 21-30, three were between 31-40, seven between 41-50, five between 51-60, 15 between 61-70, five between 71-80.

Eighteen deaths were from Dhaka division, twelve from Chattogram, six from Sylhet, one from Barisal, and one from Rangpur division, Dr Nasima said the figures at the daily briefing.

A total of 15,038 samples have been tested in 58 labs across the country during the period.

On Sunday, 32 more people died and 3,141 people tested positive for the highly infectious disease.

Bangladesh registered the first case of such infection on March 08.

Globally, the virus first reported in China and so far it has infected 8,013,919 people globally and killed 435,988 of them, according to, a website that provides real-time updates.

Of the infected, 3,440,386 are currently being treated while 54,461 of them are in serious or critical condition, the website data shows.

As the virus began sweeping across the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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