Coronavirus: 41 die, 3057 infected
Live Corresopndent: Bangladesh today recorded 41 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 3,057 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 1,15,397 after another 1,841 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Forty-one more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2,709,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city this afternoon.
She said the tally of infections has surged to 2,10,559 as 3,057 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 12,898 samples were tested at 80 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 54.82 percent patients have recovered while 1.29 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, she said.
Nasima dubbed Dhaka, Narayanganj and Chattogram as COVID-19 “hotspots” because the maximum numbers of cases were detected in the three cities.
Among the 41 deaths, 34 are male and seven female, Nasima said adding, one is in his 20s while two are in their 30s, six are their 40s, 12 in their 50s, 11 in their 60s, seven in their 70s and two in their 80s.
Dhaka, 21 July (campuslive24.com)//IH