88 docs die of corona

Staff Correspondent

23 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A total of 88 doctors died of Covid-19 and around 8,000 health professionals, including physicians and nurses, have been infected with coronavirus across the country so far.

According to Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), a total of 7990 health professionals including 2780 physicians, 1954 nurses and 3256 health workers contracted the deadly disease so far. Of the infected, 88 physicians so far died across the country including the capital.

On March 8, Bangladesh confirmed detection of the first Covid-19 patient and the first death from the disease was reported on March 18.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data said a total of 3,52178 coronavirus cases have been confirmed and the death toll is 5,007 until Tuesday.