Highest COVID-19 deaths, cases recorded in 24 hrs
Published: 02:33 PM, 21 May 2020 Updated: 02:53 PM, 21 May 2020
The biggest single-day spike of deaths of 22 people from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been recorded in the country, raising the total number of fatalities from the pandemic to 408. Besides, the highest number of 1773 fresh positive cases have been recorded in a single day. With this, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 28,511.
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 Thursday.
A total of 10,262 samples have been tested in 43 coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 1773 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 28,511, she said. 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 22 new fatalities, Prof Nasima said that 19 of them are male and three female. two of them were aged between 81 and 90, two between 71 and 80, three between 61 and 70, 10 between 51 and 60, two between 41 and 50, one between 31 and 40 and two others between 11 and 20.
Besides, 395 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 5602, 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 Thursday afternoon, a total of 5,101,476 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 329,903 while 2,033,672 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.