Coronavirus cases in Bangladesh increase to 49, though 4 more recover: IEDCR


The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) announced Monday that one patient has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases in the world to 49.

“We have tested 1,338 samples so far. We have tested 153 samples in the last 24 hours and found a positive case,” said IEDCR Director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora at an online press conference, UNB informs.


Meanwhile, there were four more patients recovering. Three of them are over 60 while the newly infected patient is a female about 20 years old.

Nineteen patients suffering from coronavirus have recovered to date.


Over the last 24 hours, 36 people have been released from institutional quarantine and 32 are now in quarantine. Sixty-two prisoners in solitary confinement.


Health minister Zahid Maleque also participated in the briefing and addressed media questions.

They currently have over 41,000 PPEs in stock, according to IEDCR officials, and they are operating towards a goal of stocking 1000,000 PPEs.


Coronavirus, first identified in China in December of last year, affects 199 countries and territories worldwide, as well as two international transports.


Bangladesh has reported five fatalities so far.

According to Worldometer, the global death toll increased to 33,993 on Monday — a mortality rate of 18 percent.

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