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Bangladesh reports 13 COVID-19 deaths, 396 fresh cases

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Bangladesh recorded 13 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 396 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,88,621 after another 751 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Thirteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,298,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,41,434 as 396 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 14,788 samples were tested at 212 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.68 percent tested positive, while 13.97 percent cases were detected from the total tests
conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 90.25 percent patients have recovered, while 1.53 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 13 deaths, ten are male and three female, the press release said, adding one is below 10 yrs, one is in his 30s, two are in their 40s, three in their 50s while six are above 60 years.

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

Among the total 8,298 fatalities, 4,631 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,520 in Chattogram division, 474 in Rajshahi division, 557 in Khulna division, 251 in Barishal division, 310 in Sylhet division, 359 in Rangpur division and 196 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 38,77,042 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 7,24,120 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 2,36,37,448 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.


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