Coronavirus Outbreak

2,523 infected, 23 die in a day

Staff Correspondent

30 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The number of coronavirus infection cases has been increasing daily as the detection of new cases have crossed all previous records in the past 24 hours till Friday morning.

The country is in the 12th week of detecting its first Covid-19 case and crossed 83rd day on Friday, while the number of deaths and new cases have spiked considerably.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), some 11,301 samples were tested at 49 labs across the country, including in Dhaka, in 24 hours till 8am on Friday.

“Twenty-three people died and 2,523 new coronavirus cases were detected in the last 24 hours,” said Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The DGHS official came up with the information while addressing a regular health bulletin at the DGHS headquarters in Mohakhali of the capital.

Prof Nasima said 590 more corona patients were released from various hospitals after making full recovery from the extremely infectious disease in the past 24 hours. A total of 9,015 people have so far returned home from different hospitals after their full recovery.

New cases of coronavirus infection and deaths from the virus are increasing in the country despite the efforts to contain its further spread.

Among the deceased, 19 were male and four female, she said, adding that 10 were from Dhaka, nine from Chattogram, two from Rangpur, one from Barishal and another one was from Sylhet division.

Of them, one was between 11-20 years old, one within 21-30, two were between 31-40 and five between 41-50 years, five within 51-60, six between 61-70 years, two within 71-80 and the other was between 81-90 years old, Dr Nasima also said.

A total of 328 people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours, she added.

Dr Nasima said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh stands at 42,844 with 582 deaths so far. Around 287,067 samples were tested in the country to diagnose the Covid-19 disease.

Health officials said that the number of people recovering from the Covid-19 is also on the rise, but at the same time the number of new cases has also gone up as test facilities have been expanded.

Prof Nasima said 56,639 people are staying in home quarantine, 3,636 in institutional quarantine and 5,140 in hospitals and other isolation.

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11. Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

The number of Covid-19 cases went up in recent days as test facilities have been expanded across the country.