Update May 22, 2020

Dhaka 2-30 pm, 28-May, 2020

Record 24 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, 1,694 new cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh witnessed the highest number of deaths in a day due to coronavirus on Friday as record 24 more people died from the virus infection in the last 24 hours, taking the death tally to 432.

During the period, further surge in croronavirus cases was recorded as 1,694 new patients tested positive, raising the total cases to 30,205.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily online briefing.

In the last 24 hours, 47 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 9727 samples, she added.

She also said that in the last 24 hours 588 coronavirus-infected people made full recovery in the country which raised the total number of recoveries to 6,190.

Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 20.49 percent and mortality rate 1.43 percent in Bangladesh, Dr Nasima said.

Bangladesh reported the record number of new coronavirus cases,1,773 until Thursday morning. Previous number of the highest deaths in 24 hours, 22, was recorded on the same day as well.

Among the deceased, 13 were from Dhaka division, nine were from Chattogram division, one from Barishal division and another from Mymensingh division.

Out of the 24 victims ,15 died at the hospital and eight died at home while another was declared dead after arriving at the hospital.

“Their age analysis says, five were aged between 21 and 30 years, three between 31 and 40, two between 41 and 50, five between 51 and 60, six between 61 and 70, two between 71 and 80, and another between 81 and 90 years,” she said.

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Dr Nasima noted that 17 private hospitals and diagnostic centers have been authorised to conduct RT-PCR test to detect COVID-19 infection. “14 of those are in Dhaka, two in Chattogram and one in Bagura.”

Besides, 225 more people were taken to isolation across the country in the last 24 hours while 2,560 were home and institutionally quarantined during the same period.

“626 institutions are ready for institutional quarantine in district and upazila level. 31,840 people can be served immediately through these organisations,” Dr Nasima added.

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