Coronavirus live update in Bangladesh: 10 more patients die
02:20 PM, April 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:50 PM, April 16, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: highest number of deaths and infections in a day

10 dead, 341 tested positive in 24 hours: DGHS

Ten died of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, DGHS said today.

The death toll now stands at 60, said Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of Directorate General of Health Services during a briefing.

This is the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19 in a day in the country.

Three hundred and forty-one people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, also the highest in a day.

With this, the total number of infected has reached 1,572.

A total number of 2,019 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across the country, which is 16 percent higher than yesterday, Dr Nasima added.

Among the 10 deceased, three are female while six are from Dhaka, she said.

One of the deceased was aged between 71-80, five were between 61-70, three between 51-60 and one between 21-30 years old, the DGHS official also said.

In the last 24 hours, 37 people across the country have been put in isolation, she added.

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