5 more die, 688 new infected in country
Published: 02:33 PM, 4 May 2020 Updated: 03:51 PM, 4 May 2020
Five more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 182 in the country. Besides, the highest number of 688 fresh positive cases have been recorded in a single day. With this, the total number of positive cases climbed to 10,143.
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 Monday.
A total of 688 fresh cases were detected after testing 6,260 samples in several coronavirus testing laboratories across the country over the last 24 hours, she said, adding that as many as 87,694 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 new five fatalities, Prof Nasima said that all of them are male. Three of them died in Dhaka while one each in Sylhet and Mymensingh.
Meanwhile, 144 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 1209, 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 212 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Monday afternoon, a total of 3,579,478 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 248,445 while 1,158,927 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.