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Nine out of 10 recovering

IEDCR says 8 more died from Covid-19; 636 newly infected

Eight people died and 636 tested positive for Covid-19 across the country in the 24 hours until 2:30pm yesterday, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

While informing about the latest Covid-19 situation in the country through a bulletin yesterday, Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of DGHS, said 5,465 samples were tested in 35 laboratories across the country in the 24 hours.

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The eight people who died in the 24 hours were all male and aged between 40 and 80. With them, the total death toll of Covid-19 now stands at 214.

So far, a total of 116,919 individuals' samples were tested for Covid-19 and the total number of infections stood at 13,770.

Meanwhile, with four positive cases detected in Rangamati yesterday, people of all 64 districts in the country were now infected with the virus.

Prof Ridwanur Rahman, an infectious disease specialist, recently told The Daily Star that the number of positive cases would increase further as soon as the daily testing capacity goes up.

On April 28, the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 officially recommended to increase daily testing facility as early as possible.

Prof Mohammad Shahidullah, president of NTAC, recently told The Daily Star, "We have recommended to address the issues as early as possible to increase the number of daily tests."

In the last seven days until yesterday, the highest 6,260 individuals' samples were tested on Monday. Of them, 688 tested positive.

On Wednesday, the highest 790 cases were detected after testing 6,241 individuals' samples.

In the other days, it stayed stagnant near 5,500 on an average.


In yesterday's press bulletin, Prof Nasima Sultana shared the recovery and death rate of the Covid-19 patients in the country.

Around 17.5 percent of all the detected Covid-19 patients in the country have recovered from their illness while 1.5 percent died, she said.

"With 313 in past 24 hours [until 2:30pm yesterday], a total of 2,414 patients have recovered from the disease. In terms of all concluded cases, recovery rate is 91.8 percent while the mortality rate is 8.2 percent," she said.


According to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) website, Dhaka city continued to be the worst affected region in the country with a total 6,423 positive cases detected here so far.

It is more than 58 percent of all cases detected.

Collectively, more than 81 percent cases were detected in Dhaka division and 12 other districts.

With 1,177 positive cases until yesterday, industrial city Narayanganj continued to be the second worst affected district in the country, followed by Gazipur with 332 positive cases and Munshigonj with 212 cases.

Among other districts outside Dhaka division, the highest 212 positive cases were detected in Mymensingh followed by 207 in Chattogram.

Among the north Bengal districts, Rangpur district has 157 cases detected so far while all other districts in Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions have more or less 50 cases each.


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