New infections and the death toll from the novel coronavirus are going up in the country as nine more deaths and 434 new infections were confirmed on Tuesday – the 45th day since the first infection was reported in Bangladesh.
Till date, 87 patients have recovered from the virus, including two new patients in the last 24 hours.
The additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Nasima Sultana announced this at a virtual briefing on Tuesday.
She said, the death toll from the deadly coronavirus has risen to 110 and the total number of infected people stands at 3,382.
"Some 3,128 samples were collected in the last 24 hours, which is 3.7 percent higher than the previous day. Additionally, 2,974 samples were tested, which is seven percent higher than the previous day," she said.
"Among the deceased, five were male and four female. Three of them were over 60 years old," she added.
"Dhaka district still hosts the highest number of Covid-19 patients," she continued.
Nasima Sultana said the authorities took 89 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation – bringing the total to 765 after 579 left.
"Currently, the number of people in quarantine is 83,802, including 77,931 in home-quarantine and 5,874 in institutional quarantine – after 77,004 were freed from their quarantine obligations," she added further.
As many as 93,359 hotline calls were received via three designated numbers in the last 24 hours. That brings the total number of hotline services provided so far to 2,913,707.
Till date, a total of 6,72,321 thermal screenings have been conducted at different ports – including 164 at airports, 184 at seaports and 82 at land ports – according to the latest data provided by the DGHS.
As many as 14,98,150 personal protective equipment suits were collected by the government – among which 11,39,079 have been distributed and 3,59,071 are in reserve.
The virus has already infected 24,77,426 people and killed 1,70,324 people globally.