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Bangladesh reports 7 COVID-19 deaths, 435 fresh cases

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Bangladesh recorded seven novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 435 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,82,424 after another 507 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,182,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,37,465 as 435 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 15,566 samples were tested at 206 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.79 percent tested positive, while 14.43 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.76 percent patients have recovered, while 1.52 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the seven deaths, four are male and three female the press release said, adding one is in his 30s, one in his 40s, one in his 50s while four are above 60 years.

According to the division-wise data, six deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 8,182 fatalities, 4,559 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,501 in Chattogram division, 468 in Rajshahi division, 553 in Khulna division, 247 in Barishal division, 307 in Sylhet division, 357 in Rangpur division and 190 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 37,24,473 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.

The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the COVID-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians for round the clock in the country.

A total of 7,20,543 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 2,35,31,585 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

As of February 05, 2021, 10:50 GMT, 2,296,354 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 105,493,752 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.

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