112 more people test positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh

Sun Online Desk

9th April, 2020 02:43:08 printer

112 more people test positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh

The number of corona infection cases continues to rise in the country, with 112 new cases detected while one more death confirmed in the past 24 hours.

“Some 112 new coronavirus infected people have been detected in the last 24 hours raising the total number to 330 while the death of one more people with Covid-19 disease has been confirmed in last 24 hours raising the total number to 21,” said Health Minister Zahid Maleque.

The minister made the disclosures joining a regular bulletin of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Thursday to give latest information about coronavirus situation of Bangladesh. 

Joining the regular briefing, the minister said as the number has spiked, the range of testing has also increased.

In the past 24 hours, 1,097 samples were tested across the country. "We’ve to stay indoors, as experts suggest. Our Prime Minister has advised the same," said the minister.

He also claimed that the country has ample supply of ventilators. "Our country has 550 ventilators and we've ordered 380 more. ICUs and ventilators are not the same."

The minister noted that a number of buildings are being set up as isolation units.

"A building owned by Bashundhara Group is being prepared as a 2000-bed isolation unit, a market in DNCC area will be prepared as another 1400-bed isolation unit," he said.


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