Bangladesh sees steep rise in novel coronavirus cases, 20 dead, 218 infected
April 8th, 2020 at 8:35 pm
Bangladesh sees steep rise in novel coronavirus cases, 20 dead, 218 infected

 Dhaka – Bangladesh witnessed steep rise in the cases of Covid-19 and deaths from the infections of the deadly virus.

Health officials said on Wednesday that three more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, raising the Covid-19 death toll to 20 while 54 others new cases of infections.

The total number of patient is the South Asian country is now 218, according to Meerjady Sabrina Flora, the director of state-run Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).  

A total of 981 samples were tested in the last 24 hours ended Wednesday morning.

Flora said of the total infections, 123 were found in the capital Dhaka while the rest are in different parts of the country.

Among the new COVID-29 cases, 39 are in Dhaka. She said Dhaka and Narayanganj COVID-19 “hotspots” as maximum number of cases were detected in the two cities. She said 46 people have so far tested positive in Narayanganj district.

Thirty-three patients have so far recovered and the rests were still being treated under medical surveillance.

A total of 68,324 people were so far kept at both home and institutional quarantine, and the number of people remain currently in quarantine is 10,157 as rests were released after medical clearance.

She said till today 17,18,291 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency health services.