1251 new infected in 24hrs, 21 more dead
Published: 02:37 PM, 19 May 2020 Updated: 02:52 PM, 19 May 2020
21 more people have died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 370 in the country. Besides, 1602 fresh cases have been recorded during the time. With this, the total number of positive cases climbed to 25,121.
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 Tuesday.
A total of 8,449 samples have been tested in 42 coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 1251 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 25,121, she said.
About the 21 new fatalities, Prof Nasima said that two was aged between 71 and 80, four between 61 and 70, five between 51 and 60, five between 41 and 50, two between 31 and 40, two between 21 and 30 and one other between 11 and 20.
Besides, 408 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 4993, the health official said.
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 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Tuesday afternoon, a total of 4,905,839 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 320,368 while 1,916,359 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.