Covid-19 in Bangladesh

More than 55pc recovered so far

Bangladesh on Friday registered 35 more deaths from Covid-19 and 2,548 new cases of infection. Some 1,768 patients cured during the period of 24 hours till 8:00 am.

Additional director general for health Prof Nasima Sultana at the daily briefing said during the period, 12,027 samples had been tested in 80 labs.

The death toll now reached 2,836 which is 1.30 percent of the total 218,658 cases.

Some 120,676 patients which is 55.33 percent of the total cases made complete recoveries.

Of the latest dead persons, 28 were men and seven women - 32 of them died in different hospitals and three at their respective homes.

Eleven patients were hailed from Dhaka, six each from Chattogram and Khulna, four each from Sylhet and Rangpur, three from Barishal and one from Rajshahi.

Of the deceased 78.88 percent were males and 21.12 percent females.

Bangladesh first reported the cases on March 8, months after beginning the testing on January 21. So far 1,091,034 samples have been tested.

The first death was reported on March 18. The WHO declared the disease pandemic on March 11.

Currently, 59,530 people are quarantined across the country – including 1,961 newly-quarantined individuals. Some 362,222 people have completed their quarantine course.

The authorities placed 709 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 18,970 after 26,940 left.

The government has formed a monitoring team assigning 45 officials to oversee the services of the hospitals across Bangladesh.