Covid-19 in Bangladesh

3,009 new cases, 35 deaths in a day

Bangladesh on Wednesday registered 3,009 new cases of coronavirus, 35 deaths and 2,878 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
With that, the tally of infections has surged to 232,194, deaths 3035 and the recovery count rose to 130,292.

During the period till 8am, additional director general for health Prof Nasima Sultana at the daily briefing said, 14,127 samples were tested at 82 authorised laboratories across the country.

Bangladesh first reported the Covid-19 cases on March 8, and the first death on March 18.
Among the total infections, 56.11 percent patients have recovered, while 1.31 percent died so far.
So far, 20.17 percent of the tested samples came out positive for the virus.

Prof Nasima said 95.39 percent patients received treatment from their homes through telemedicine and hotline services, while 4.61 percent were given health services at hospitals.

Among the 35 deaths, 30 are male and five female, she said, adding one is in his 20s, one in his 30s, six are in their 40s, seven in their 50s, 12 in their 60s, seven in their 70s and one in his 80s.

According to the division-wise data, 14 deaths took place in Dhaka division and eight in Chattogram division and rests are in other divisions.

She said as of Wednesday, a total of 3,035 people — 2,388 males and 647 females — died from COVID-19 in the country.
Of them, Prof Nasima said, 1,458 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 739 in Chattogram division, 179 in Rajshahi division, 214 in Khulna division, 119 in Barishal division, 146 in Sylhet division, 115 in Rangpur division and 65 in Mymensingh division.

The government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 70 physicians and 20 health workers for round the clock in the country.

Nearly 1.78 crore people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency health services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.