Dhaka hosts half of COVID-19 patients

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The IEDCR data shows that Mirpur is one of the coronavirus hotspots in Dhaka with a total of 52 Covid-19 patients now in the zone.

Meanwhile, Coronavirus infection has spread to 75 areas in Dhaka city, with 313 residents of the capital testing positive till today — about 50 percent of the total confirmed cases.

After Mirpur, other hard-hit areas are: Uttara with 17 cases, Wari with 16 cases, Dhanmondi with 14 cases, Lalbagh with 13 cases, Mohammadpur with 12 cases, Bashabo with 12 cases, Jatrabari with 11 cases, and Hazaribagh with eight cases.

To tackle this situation, Dhaka Metropolitan Police put 54 areas under lockdown following the virus outbreak, media reports say.

After Dhaka city, Narayanganj has the second highest number of cases, with 107 testing positive for coronavirus, according to IEDCR.

With 139 people testing positive in last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed cases has reached 621. The country’s death toll now stands at 34, according to Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).