September 30, 2020, 1:47 am


2020-08-07 16:15:49 BdST

COVID-19 pandemicBD reports 27 deaths, 2,851 new cases

Bangladesh today confirmed 27 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 2,851 new cases of infection testing 12,699 samples in 24 hours till Friday 8am.

With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 3,333 and the number of total infections stood at 2,52,502. Some 1,760 patients cured during this time.

Additional Director General of Health Directorate Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.

"Of the dead patients, 24 are men and three are women. Moreover, 13 of them are hailed from Dhaka, five from Khulna, three each from Chattogram and Rajshahi, two are from Rangpur and one from Barishal,"she said.

26 of them have died in different hospitals and one at his respective home.

The gender-wise analysis of the victims disclosed that some 2,630 people who have died from Covid-19 are males and 703 are females, which are 78.91% and 21.09% respectively.

District-wise, out of 3,333 fatalities till date, 1,597 are hailed from Dhaka division, 794 from Chattogram, 247 from Khulna, 205 from Rajshahi, 156 from Sylhet, 131 from Barishal, 132 from Rangpur and 71 from Mymensingh.

Dr Nasima Said, "Some 13,253 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 12,699 were tested in 84 labs across the country. So far 1,237,823 samples have been tested."

Besides, some 1,760 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 145,584.

Around 57.66 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.30 percent have died.

The latest day's infection rate was 22.45 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 20.04 percent.

Currently, 52,609 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,060 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 395,529 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 815 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 18,651 after 36,524 left."

As many as 18,396,202 hotline health services were given by 16,498 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 70,754 in the last 24-hour till 8am today.

Via the telemedicine service, everyday a total of 90 doctors and health officials in two shifts are providing Covid-19 advices, that has been availed by 174,015 people till date including 4,765 in last 24 hours.

The virus has killed 717,918 people globally and infected 19,272,197 so far.

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