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39 more virus death, 3099 fresh cases in Bangladesh

| Updated: July 13, 2020 18:43:35


39 more virus death, 3099 fresh cases in BD

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 3099 new cases on Monday, taking the number of such cases in the country to 165,618.

The state-run Directorate General of Health Services registered 39 more deaths from the deadly virus today, taking the country’s total deaths to 2391.

Among the fatalities, 30 were men and nine women, while one was between 0-10, one was between 11-20, three were between 31-40, six between 41-50, thirteen between 51-60, eleven between 61-70, three between 71-80, one was between 81-90 years old, Additional Director General of the DGHS Dr. Nasima Sultana said.

Of them, nineteen from Dhaka division, five from Chattogram, one from Mymensingh, seven from Khulna, three from Barisal, two each from Sylhet and Rangpur divisions.

In total, 1195 deaths were recorded from Dhaka division, 623 from Chattogram, 121 from Rajshahi, 128 from Khulna, 88 from Barisal, 105 from Sylhet, 75 from Rangpur, and 56 from Mymensingh division.

Thirty-four people died in hospital, and five in their homes in the last 24 hours, the DGHS senior official added.

Simultaneously, 4,703 people recovered from the respiratory disease, bringing the overall number of recovery to 98, 317, Dr Nasima said.

A total of 12, 423 samples were tested in 77 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 952, 947 samples have so far been tested in the country.

On Sunday, 47 people died and 2,666 people tested positive for the highly infectious disease.

According to the DGHS, 62,211 people now remain in both home and institutional quarantine while 17,371 others in isolation.

Bangladesh reported its first case of Covid-19 on March 08 and the first death 10 days later. The country witnessed the highest single-day fatalities of 64 on June 30.

Globally, 13,057,543 people were infected with the novel coronavirus and 571,976 have died until Monday at 3:20 pm, according to Worldometer data.

Of the infected, 4,881,408 are currently being treated while 58,664 of them are in serious or critical condition, the website data shows.

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