1063 coronavirus patients return home after recovery in country
Published: 02:44 PM, 3 May 2020 Updated: 09:25 PM, 3 May 2020
A total of 1,063 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so far in the country since the first positive cases were detected on March 8.
DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure joining the daily health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) through online on Sunday.
Among the recovered patients, 624 are in Dhaka city and 439 outside the capital city, the health official said.
She said that 896 patients were cured in Dhaka division, while 72 in Chattogram division, 31 in Mymensingh division, six in Khulna division, 29 in Barishal division, 25 in Rangpur division, two in Sylhet division and two in Rajshahi division.
Meanwhile, two more people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 177 in the country. Besides, 665 others have been diagnosed with the lethal virus in the country during the time, the highest in a single day. With this, the total number of positive cases climbed to 9,455.
A total of 665 fresh cases were detected after testing 5,368 samples in several coronavirus testing laboratories including Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) across the country over the last 24 hours, Prof Nasima said, adding that as many as 81,434 samples have so far tested.
This is the biggest single-day spike in new cases since the first COVID-19 cases were detected in the country on March 8.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 212 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 3,497,006 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 244,874 while 1,126,227 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.