Coronavirus death toll rises to 5 in country
Published: 12:42 PM, 25 March 2020 Updated: 04:58 PM, 25 March 2020
Meerzady Sabrina Flora
One more person died of coronavirus, taking the total death toll to five in the country. Besides, no more coronavirus patients have been reported.
Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) director Meerzady Sabrina Flora revealed the information in a regular briefing at around 12 pm on Wednesday.
The death victim was 65 years old and undergoing treatment in hospital having other maladies including diabetes, high-blood pressure.
He also said that so far there have been 45 people in isolation, 45 in institutional isolation. The total number of corona cases in the country is 39 and the death toll is 5.
Dr. Sabrina Flora said that in the last 24 hours, there were 2,730 calls have been received to the hotline for coronavirus. Not all of these calls are related to Corona. In addition, 82 samples were collected during this period. And the total stood at 794.
She said the government has decided to take a 10-day mandatory holiday from Thursday that will play a role in combating coronavirus.