Bangladesh reports 37 more deaths, 3240 new detection

The number of people recovered in last 24 hours was 1,048. With this, the total number of recovered cases stands as of Saturday at 43,993

Additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services professor Nasima Sultana in an online briefing on coronavirus situation in Bangladesh
Additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services professor Nasima Sultana in an online briefing on coronavirus situation in BangladeshFile photo
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Another 37 patients died of novel coronavirus infection and 3,240 people were newly diagnosed, testing 14,031 samples, with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Additional directorate general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Nasima Sultana on Saturday said this during a regular online briefing on coronavirus situation in the country.

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She also said as many as 1,425 people have died of the novel virus infection while 108,775 people have been infected in the country so far.

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The detection rate in the last 24 hours was 23.09 per cent while that of death was 1.31 per cent, she added.

The number of people recovered in that time was 1,048. With this, the total number of recovered cases stands as of Saturday at 43,993. The rate of recovery is 40.44 per cent, the DGHS director general said.

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Meanwhile, the government has marked red, yellow and green zones to impose lockdowns again in some areas in a bid to prevent spread of the highly infectious lung disease virus.

Bangladesh detected the first case of novel coronavirus infection on 8 March and a patient first died of the disease on 18 March.

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