October 1, 2020, 4:06 am


2020-07-12 17:12:31 BdST

COVID-19 pandemicBD reports 47 deaths, 2666 new cases, 5,580 recover in 24 hours

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Bangladesh surged to 1,83,795 on Sunday as the country registered 2,666 new cases of infection testing 11,059 samples in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 47 more people died from Covid-19 during the period.

Among the fatalities, 36 were male and the rest were female.

With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 2,352 and the number of total infections stood at 183,795. 

"Some 5,580 recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours and 97,614 recovered till date," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.

She said, "Among the dead patients, 23 were from Dhaka, six from Chattogram and Khulna, four each from Rajshahi and Sylhet, two from Barishal and Rangpur.'

"Of them 43 died in different hospitals and 4 died at their homes," she added. 

Till date, 1,860 men and 492 women died.

According to the latest data by DGHS, 19.54% coronavirus infected patients (both Symptomatic and Asymptomatic) have recovered and 1.21% died. However, the infection rate has been 50.93% today.

Currently, 63,083 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,531 newly-quarantined individuals.

Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 737 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, 17,319 people are staying and 909 released."

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

Moreover, there are 374 ICU facilities and 112 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.

As many as 16,057,954 hotline health services were given by 16,474 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 1,90,388 in the last 24-hour.

Till date, a total of 754,447 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 1,507 at three airports, 994 at seaports and 52 at land ports in the last 24 hours.

As per the data provided by ICR, WPERPP, GRS and Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD), gloves 13,81,357, mask 66,88,984, face shield and goggles 13,12,020 and personal protective equipment (PPE) 11,47,860 are in store.

The virus has killed 567,913 people globally and infected 12,856,236 so far.

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