Report 688 new cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, five more died


Five more people have died with the novel coronavirus, while 688 more have been infected with the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours.


Nasima Sultana, Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Health Services (DGHS), announced the figures in an online briefing on Monday.

She also said that 182 people have died in the world so far, while 10,143 have been screened positive for coronavirus since the onset of the outbreak.

In the meantime, the government has extended the general holiday until 16 May to curb the outbreak of coronavirus.


DGHS officials have confirmed that as many as 1,209 patients have recovered from coronavirus in the country so far.

Nasima Sultana also said that a total of 1,636 people remained isolated, although 2,742 were sent to both home and institutional quarantine within 24 hours.

Two new coronavirus research laboratories were set up as the total number of labs grew to 33 from the previous 31 in the region, she added.


Bangladesh reported coronavirus death for the first time on 18 March, although the first case was confirmed on 8 March.

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