Coronavirus update in Bangladesh: 9 more die, 306 test positive
02:16 PM, April 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:01 PM, April 18, 2020

Nine more coronavirus patients die, 306 test positive in 24hrs: IEDCR

Nine died of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, IEDCR said today.

The death toll now stands at 84, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, said during a briefing.

Three hundred and six people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total number of infected has reached 2,144.

Meanwhile eight more people made recovery from the infection in the last 24 hours. So far, the total number of recovery is 66, she said.

Among the deceased, six are from Dhaka, she said.

Of the deceased, four were above 61 years old, one was between 51-60, three between 41-50 and the age of another could not be known, Dr Meerjady said.

Of the newly infected, 32 percent are from Dhaka city.

There are 19 PCR laboratories active in Covid-19 testing across the country currently including the one in Jashore University of Science and Technology, said Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of Directorate General of Health Services.

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