2020-06-25 15:02:16 BdST

Coronavirus outbreakBD reports 39 more deaths, 3946 new cases

Bangladesh today confirmed 39 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 3946 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours.

With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 1,621 and the number of total infections stood at 126,606. 

"32 of the dead patients were men and seven women. Of them, 10 each from Dhaka and Chattogram, five each from Rahshahi and Khulna, four from Rangpur, three from Mymensingh and two from Barishal," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.

"Twenty-eight patients died at different hospitals, seven at their respective homes," she added.

Some 17,586 samples were collected in last 24 hours and 17,999 were tested in 66 labs across country. So far 678,443, samples have been tested.

Besides, 1,829 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 51,495.

According to the latest data by DGHS, 40.67% coronavirus infected patients (both Symptomatic and Asymptomatic) have recovered and 1.28% died. However, the infection rate has been 21.92% today.

Currently, 63,998 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,656 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 285,949 people have completed their quarantine course.

Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 645 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 13,429 after 9,080 left."

"The country is capable of accommodating 13,284 people at different isolation wards and 31,991 people at 629 institutional quarantine facilities," she added.

Unlike the rising number of infections and deaths, however, the number of intensive care units (ICUs) and dialysis beds for treating Covid-19 patients has remained the same for the past few weeks.

The country currently has 399 ICUs and 112 dialysis beds for novel coronavirus patients.

As many as 13,111,095 hotline health services were given by 16,396 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 168,639 in the last 24-hour till 8am today. 

Till date, a total of 729,129 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 903 at airports, 161 at seaports and 456 at land ports in the last 24 hours. 

As per the data provided by Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD), no new personal protective equipment (PPE) were collected in last few days, while after distributing 3,800 the total distribution stands at 2,366,614 and 161,631 are left in store.

The virus has killed 485,294 people globally and infected 9,543,157 so far.

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