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39 more die, 2,907 test positive, 2067 recover in 24 hrs: DGHS

| Updated: August 10, 2020 23:04:57

2,907 new cases, 39 deaths

Thirty-nine more people died from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday, according to the statistics of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With this, the death toll due to the deadly virus infection reached at 3,438, Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Nasima Sultana said.

Besides, 2,907 people tested positive for the virus during the same period, raising the number of such cases in the country to 2,60,507, she added.

However, some 2067patents have recovered from the disease bringing the total figure to 148,370.

Prof Dr Nasima came up with the disclosure in the daily online news bulletin at the Management Information System (MIS) in the afternoon.

She said a total of 12,849 tests had been done across the country during the reporting period.

The new tests take the tally of diagnosis to 1,260,319 in the country, she said.

Among the deceased, 35 are male and 4 are female, Dr Sultana said.

Among the fatalities, one was between 0-10, one was between 21-30, one was between 31-40, three between 41-50, ten between 51-60, thirteen between 61-70, six between 71-80, four were between 81-90 years old.

Twelve were from Dhaka division, seven from Chattogram, six from Khulna, eight from Rajshahi, three from Mymensingh, one from Rangpur, and two were from Barisal division.

Of them, 31 died in hospitals and 8 died in their homes, she added.

According to the state-run Directorate General of Health Services, 52,482 people now remain in both home and institutional quarantine while 18,981 others in isolation.

On Sunday, 34 people died and 2,487 people tested positive for the highly infectious disease. 

In the continent, India tops the list of total cases with 2,217,645 cases, followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh until Monday 2:57 pm, according to Worldometer data.

So far over 20,040,516 people have been infected in globally with the deadly virus which originated in China in December last year. Of them, 734,239 people died from the virus.

Of the infected, 6,396,544 are currently being treated while 64,836 of them are in serious or critical condition, the website data shows.

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