September 30, 2020, 3:33 pm


2020-07-26 16:27:23 BdST

Covid-19 death toll crosses 2900-markBD reports 54 more deaths, 2275 new cases

The death toll from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh crossed 2900 mark on Sunday, 141st day of the virus outbreak in the country.

Bangladesh today confirmed 54 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 2,275 new cases of infection after testing 10,078 samples in the last 24 hours.

With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 2,928 and the number of total infections stood at 223,453. 

"Of the dead patients, 40 are men and 14 women. Moreover, 19 of them are hailed from Dhaka, ten from Chattogram, eight from Khulna, Seven from Rajshahi, six from Sylhet, three from Rangpur and one from Mymensingh division," 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.

"Forty-eight of them have died in different hospitals and six at their respective homes," she added.

Dr Nasima Said, "Some 10,441 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 10,078 were tested in 81 labs across the country. So far 1,111,558 samples have been tested."

Besides, some 1,792 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 123,882.

Around 54.44 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 22.57 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 20.10 percent.

Currently, 58,799 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,085 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 366,747 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 667 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 19,132 after 28,094 left."

As many as 17,562,840 hotline health services were given by 16,498 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 78,153 in the last 24-hour till 8am today.

Via the telemedicine service, everyday a total of 90 doctors and health officils in two shifts are providing Covid-19 advice, that has been availed by 129,771 people till date including 4,686 in the last 24 hours.

The virus has killed 648,445 people globally and infected 16,216,437 so far.

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