Bangladesh reports 39 more virus deaths, 3531 new cases

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“Thirty-nine more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 1,464,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city.

She said the recovery count rose to 45,077 after another 1084 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.

Nasima said the tally of infections has surged to 1,12,306 after 3531 new cases were confirmed in the 24 hours.

She also informed that a total of 15885 samples were tested at the authorised laboratories across the country during the time.

Among the total infections, 40.44 percent patients have recovered while 1.31 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, the health official said.

Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

Nasima urged the people to abide by health rules to protect themselves from the infection of the deadly virus. “We’ve to be aware more about the codes… Health protection measures are the best remedies to prevent the pandemic,” she added.

She laid emphasis on maintaining three heath directives — wearing mask, physical distancing and washing hands by soap — to contain the spread of COVID-19.