Six more people have died of coronavirus in Bangladesh, taking the total death toll in the country to 27.
This is the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19 in a day so far in the country.However, 94 more people have been tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 424.
“Some 94 new coronavirus infected people have been detected in the last 24 hours raising the total number to 424 while the death of six more people with Covid-19 disease have been confirmed in last 24 hours raising the total number to 27,” IEDCR Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora informed the matter from an online health bulletin broadcast on Friday.
"We’re saying it with regret that although the number of infected people is less than previous day, six more people have died in the last 24 hours," she said.
Among the six deceased, five are male and one is female. "Three of them were from Dhaka, two from Narayanganj and another from Patuakhali," she added.
Among the 94 infected ones, 69 are male and 25 are female.
Earlier, Prof Flora said, among the 94 new infected, 37 are from Dhaka, 16 from Narayanganj and rest are from across the country. "Five of them are from Jatrabari in Dhaka," she added.Over 13000 people are in quarantine currently across the country.
The global death toll from coronavirus has reached 95,722 as of Friday morning.
There have been 1,603,719 confirmed cases around the world after the highly contagious disease was first reported in China in December last, according to worldometer.
Of those infected, 1,151, 342 are currently being treated with 49,127 being in serious or critical condition.
So far, 356,655 people have recovered.
The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.