Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:50:03 PM
Staff Reporter :
Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 16 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, and 1,617 infections, the highest single-day spate from the virus in the last 24 hours.
"With the new cases, the death toll reached 386 and the infections reaching 26,738 during the same period," Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said it in a regular press briefing in Dhaka.
According to the DGHS, the death rate is now 1.44 at percent.
Dr. Sultana said that the tally of recoveries also climbed to 5,207 after another 214 patients got released from different hospitals in the last 24 hours.
She said that the recovery rate is now 19.47 percent.
The official said total 10,207 samples were tested at 43 authorised laboratories across the country, with United Hospital the latest to join the fold.
The DGHS official said that among the latest fatalities, 13 were males and three females.
She said that 12 of them died in the hospitals and the other four at their respective homes.
In terms of their ages, one was in the 80, two were between 71 and 80, four between 61 and 70, five between 51 and 60, one between 41 and 50, another between 31 and 40 and the other between 1 and 10.
Of the deceased, seven were from Dhaka, five from Chattogram, one from Sylhet and another was from Rangpur division.
She said that 300 people were sent into isolation with Covid-19 symptoms in the last 24 hours. Currently, 3,816 people are being isolated in the country so far.
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