The Dhaka city currently has the largest number of Covid-19 patients in Bangladesh, and around 50 percent of those who tested positive are from the capital, said Professor Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
In an online briefing on Sunday afternoon, the IEDCR director said, "A total of 313 among the 621 confirmed cases are from Dhaka, and another 35 percent of the patients are from other districts under the Dhaka division.
"Besides, six percent of those patients are from Chattogram division."
She further said, "Based on district-based analysis, among the 139 people who were found infected in the last 24 hours, 62 were from Dhaka city, and the rest are from other areas outside the capital.
"Based on age-based analysis, 25 percent of the novel coronavirus patients are found in the age group of 31-40 years. Next, 21 percent of the patients are in the age group of 21-30 years."
Professor Meerjady Sabrina Flora then pointed out, "Although I am showing age-based analysis, be aware that anyone from any age group can be infected. Everyone is in danger of being infected and everyone should be careful."
She added that out of the 139 new cases, 96 are men and 43 are women.