2020-06-30 16:26:35 BdST
COVID-19 pandemicRecord 64 die, 3,682 test positive, 1,844 recover in 24 hours
Bangladesh today reported the highest single-day hike of 64 deaths of Covid-19 patients and 3,682 new cases of coronavirus infection testing 18,426 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 1,847 and the number of total infections stood at 145,483.
Among the dead patients, 52 were men and 12 women. Of them 31 were from Dhaka, 13 from Chattogram, seven each from Rahshahi and Khulna, two each from Sylhet, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.
51 patients died in different hospitals and 13 at their respective homes.
Besides, 1,844 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 59,624.
"Some 18,863 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 18,426 were tested in 66 labs across the country. So far 766,460 samples have been tested," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
Around 40.98 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.27 percent have died. The infection rate was 19.98 percent today," Dr Nasima stated.
However, the infection rate in the country till date counts 18.98 percent.
Currently, 64,667 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,542 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 299,199 people have completed their quarantine course.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 449 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 15,145 after 11,440 left."
As many as 13,941,391 hotline health services were given by 16,410 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 160,222 in the last 24-hour till 8am today.
Till date, a total of 736,155 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 809 at three international airports, 193 at seaports and 448 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
As per the data provided by Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD), personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,528,245 till date, of which 2,387,364 were distributed and 140,881 are left in store.
The virus has killed 508,422 people globally and infected 10,421,862 so far.
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