Corona cases near 1,50,000

41 die, 3,775 infected in 24 hours

Staff Correspondent

2 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The number of total coronavirus infection cases reached 1,50,000 since the first case detected in March 08 this year in the country.

Forty-one people died of the virus while 3,775 new cases have been detected in the last 24 hours.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), so far, 1,49,258 covid-19 cases have been detected, 1,888 people died of the virus infection while a total of 62,102 patients recovered.

“Some 41 people died of the virus while 3,775 people have contracted the disease across the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday,” Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (admin) of the DGHS said.

She came up with the information while addressing the regular health bulletin of the DGHS.

Among the deceased, Dr Nasima said 38 were male and three female. Of them, 13 were from Dhaka, 17 from Chattogram, five from Khulna, three from Barishal, one from Rangpur and two from Sylhet divisions.

Of the deceased, four were between 31-40 years old, five within 41-50, 12 between 51-60, 11 between 61-70, seven within 71-80, one between 81-90 and another was 100 years old, she said. Some 16,898 samples were collected and 17,875 samples were tested in 68 authorised labs across the country during the last 24 hours, the professor said.

As many as 7,84,335 Covid-19 tests have so far been conducted, she said.

A total of 2,484 Covid-19 patients recovered in the past 24 hours. So far, 62,102 people have recovered from the disease.

Dr Nasima said the current infection rate is 21.12 percent, the total infection rate so far stands at 19.03 percent, the death rate stands at 1.26 percent and the recovery rate is 41.61 percent.

A total of 955 people were put under isolation throughout the country in the last 24 hours, the DGHS official said.