No new coronavirus case detected for second day in Bangladesh: IEDCR

Sun Online Desk

29th March, 2020 12:26:06 printer

No new coronavirus case detected for second day in Bangladesh: IEDCR

No new patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangladesh in the last two days, keeping the total number of confirmed cases in the country at 48.

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora disclosed the information at a virtual press briefing on Sunday.

Meanwhile, four more patients made complete recovery in the past 24 hours, she said.

"In the past 24 hours IEDCR and BITID in Chattogram tested 106 samples. None of them were positive," she said.

Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

It has infected 663,741 people globally and killed 30,880 of them so far -- a mortality rate of 18 percent, according to Worldometer. But 142,183 of the patients have recovered while 490,678 are undergoing treatment. Of them, 25,207 patients are in critical condition.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed 48 COVID-19 cases and five deaths.


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