Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 17, infections 164
April 7th, 2020 at 3:58 pm
Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 17, infections 164

Dhaka – Bangladesh on Tuesday reported five more novel coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the toll from Covid-19 disease to 17, officials said.

The South Asian country also reported fresh infections of 41 people during the time ended Tuesday morning, making the total number of patient to 164, according to Meerjady Sabrina Flora, the director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research.

These are the highest number of deaths and infections recorded in a single day so far after the country reported first three cases of novel coronavirus on March 8.

Among the fresh infections, 20 are in Dhaka while the 15 in adjoining Narayanganj district. One each was reported in Cumilla, Keraniganj and Chattogram among others.  

Twenty-eight of them are male and 13 females, according to the health official.

The age-wise breakdown of the infections is given bellow: One child under 10, four are between the age of 11 and 20, 10 are in the age bracket of 20to 30; five between the age of 31 and 40. Nine have been reported between the age of 41 and 50 while seven are within 60 years. Five people are above 60 years.

The government has imposed nationwide travel restrictions alongside the closure of non-essential public and private offices and schools to slow the spread of the virus that killed more than 74,870 people and infected 1,350,841 worldwide, according to John Hopkins University counts.