2020-08-10 16:26:44 BdST
COVID-19 pandemicBD reports 39 more deaths, 2907 new cases
Bangladesh today confirmed 39 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 2,907 new cases of infection testing 12,849 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 3,438 and the number of total infections stood at 260,507.
"Of the dead patients, 35 were men and four were women. Moreover, 12 of them hailed from Dhaka, eight from Rajshahi, seven from Chittagong, six from Khulna, three from Mymensingh, two from Barishal, and one from Rangpur division," she added.
Thirty-one of them have died in different hospitals and eight at their respective residences.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19's victims shows that 79.14 percent or 2,721 of the total were men, and 20.86 percent or 717 were women.
While talking about district-wise fatalities, Dr Nasima said that: 1,639 hailed from Dhaka division, 811 from Chattogram, 265 from Khulna, 221 from Rajshahi, 158 from Sylhet, 135 from Rangpur, 134 from Barishal, and 75 from Mymensingh district.
A total of 2,067 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and the total number of recoveries reached 150,437.
Dr Nasima Said, "Some 12,855 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 12,849 were tested in 85 labs across the country. So far 1,273,168 samples have been tested."
Around 57.75 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.32 percent have died.
The latest day's infection rate was 22.62 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 20.46 percent.
Currently, 52,482 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,056 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 402,242 people have completed their quarantine course.
Dr Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 815 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 18,981 after 38,501 left."
As many as 18,587,728 hotline health services were given by 16,498 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 63,085 in the last 24-hour till 8am today.
Via the telemedicine service, everyday a total of 100 doctors and health officils in two shifts are providing Covid-19 advice, that has been availed by 186,714 people till date including 4,373 in the last 24 hours.
The virus has killed 734,181 people globally and infected 20,036,430 so far.
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