Bangladesh today confirmed 20 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 1,873 new cases of infection testing 10,834 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 452 and the number of total infections stood at 32,078 .
Among the dead patients, 16 are male and four are female. Four of the are from Dhaka division, eight from Chattogram, two each from Mymensingh, Rangpur and Rajshahi, and one each from Sylhet and Khulna," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
"Of them, 15 died at different hospitals, four at their homes and one was diagnosed with the infection after death," she added.
According to the latest data by DGHS, 20.22% coronavirus infected patients have recovered and some 1.41% succumbed to Covid-19.
Currently, 55,157 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,322 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 205,259 people have completed their quarantine course.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 286 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 4,305 after 2,069 left."
"The country is capable of accommodating 13,284 people at different isolation wards and 31,840 people at 626 institutional quarantine facilities," she added.
Moreover, there are 399 ICU facilities and 106 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.
As many as 7,284,995 hotline health services were given by 16,144 trained and 4,215 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 217,283 in last 24-hour till 8am today.
Till date, a total of 694,675 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 804 at airports, 214 at seaports and 675 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,406,427, of which 2,061,032 were distributed and 345,995 are left in store.
The virus has killed 340,230 people globally and infected 5,318,050 so far.