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No new coronavirus case in country in 48 hrs: IEDCR

Published: March 29, 2020 13:01:09 | Updated: March 29, 2020 20:32:31

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No new patient has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, in Bangladesh in the last two days, keeping the total number of confirmed cases in the country at 48, UNB reported.

Meanwhile, four more patients made complete recovery in the past 24 hours, director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora said at an online press briefing on Sunday.

"In the past 24 hours IEDCR and BITID in Chattogram tested 106 samples. None of them were positive," she said.

Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, has so far affected 199 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

All over the world the number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 663,741 and deaths at 30,880, according to worldometer.com, a website that provides real-time updates on diverse topics.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed 48 COVID-19 cases and five deaths.

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