Tuesday, 02 March, 2021

COVID-19 deaths surpass 1,600 in country

Published on: 3:29 pm - Thursday | June 25, 2020



Thirty-nine more people died of novel coronavirus in Bangladesh in last 24 hours till Thursday afternoon which took the total tally to 1,621.

Of the deceased, 32 were male and seven were female and 28 died at hospital where 11 at home.

The death rate is now 1.28 per cent.

Meanwhile, positive cases reached at 1,26,606 with 3,946 more infection cases after testing 17,999 samples at 66 labs across the country.

Some 1,829 more patients who were receiving treatment at home and hospitals made recovery from the virus infection. Now the recovery number stood at 51,495.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), confirmed the matter in the daily online bulletin on the COVID-19 situation this afternoon.

She urged everyone to stay at home and follow the health guidelines issued by the DGHS and World Health Organisation. She also requested people to use masks outdoor and wash hands with soap.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases has spiked in recent weeks.

Dr Nasima Sultana urged the parents to bring their children to the nearest EPI centres for vaccination.

She informed that the EPI centres have been asked to continue the immunisation programme maintaining health guidelines.

The global death toll from Covid-19 reached 482, 128 on Thursday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of  Johns Hopkins University.

Besides, the number of confirmed cases rose to 9,405,800, according to JHU data.