According to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Monday officially confirmed 83 cases in Khulna Division – eight in Khulna, 26 in Jashore, one in Bagerhat, 13 in Narail, four in Magura, two in Meherpur, 11 in Jhenaidah, 10 in Kushtia and eight in Chuadanga.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on 8 March and the first coronavirus death on 18 March.

On Monday, the country confirmed 5,913 cases and 152 deaths.

The government declared a general holiday last month to curb the transmission of the virus and later extended it to 5 May. The health authorities said the whole country was vulnerable to infection and announced heavy restrictions on movement.