3 deaths, 790 cases reported in 24 hrs
Published: 02:34 PM, 6 May 2020 Updated: 08:00 PM, 6 May 2020
Three more people have died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 186 in the country. Besides, the highest number of 790 fresh positive cases have been recorded in a single day. With this, the total number of positive cases climbed to 11,719.
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 Wednesday.
A total of 6241 samples have been tested in 33 Institutes including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) across the country over the last 24 hours. Of them, 790 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 11,719, she said, adding that as many as 99,646 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.
About the three new fatalities, Prof Nasima said that two of them are male and one female. Two of them are their 60's while remaining one is 40's.
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 Wednesday afternoon, a total of 3,741,276 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 258,511 while 1,247,433 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.