COVID-19 detection tops 10,000, death toll hits 182 in Bangladesh
Five more people died of COVID-19 and 688 more people were infected with the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Monday. With the new figures, the death toll from COVID-19 rose to 182 and the number of infected people rose to 10,143, said Directorate General of Health Services additional director general Nasima Sultana in the daily online bulletin on the coronavirus situation. She said 147 more people recovered from COVID-19 in last 24 hours totaling the number of recovered persons to 1209 .
A total of 6,260 specimens were tested at 33 public and private laboratories across the country in last 24 hours.
All five of the deceased were males, three of them aged above 60, one below 60 and the other was below 40.
Three of the deceased were from Dhaka while the two others from Sylhet and Mymensingh. Of those infected, so far, 68 per cent were males while the rest were females. Males accounted for 73 per cent of the deceased while the rest were women. Bangladesh announced its first novel coronavirus infection on March 8 and the first death ten days later. The health services received around 70,000 calls everyday in the last seven days with people seeking advice for coronavirus like symptoms, said Nasima Sultana.
The highly infectious novel coronavirus has claimed lives of 248,256 people globally as of Monday morning. So far, 1,153,997 people have recovered from COVID-19. Of the currently infected 2,163,057 patients, 2,113,016 are in mild condition, which is 98 per cent, said Worldometer. Meanwhile, 50,041 of the currently infected patients are in serious condition, and their percentage is only two. Since it was first reported in China in December last year, coronavirus has infected 3,565,310 people globally, the Worldometer data shows.