Bangladesh today reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.
"We tested 141 samples in last 24 hours and two of them have been diagnosed with the virus. The number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 56," Habibur Rahman, director of Management Information System (MIS), DGHS, made the disclosure at a virtual press briefing today.
The DHGS director (MIS) said, "The newly diagnosed patients are male, one aged around 30 and another more than 60."
"In last 24-hour, a total of 1,413 were placed in quarantine, among them, 9 are in institutional quarantine and rest in home quarantine. Some 16,700 people are in home quarantine and 78 patients in isolation currently," he added.
Habibur Rahman also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed all the health directors and civil surgeon officials to collect at least two samples everyday for Covid-19 testing from every upazila of the country.
"So far 10,42,952 calls were received on hotlines and in last 24-hour health hotline received 66,465 calls," he added.
Earlier, IEDCR confirmed the first death from coronavirus infection on March 18, second on March 21, third on March 23, fourth on March 24, fifth on March 25 and sixth death on April 1.
Globally, 937,567 people have so far got infected with the highly contagious coronavirus and 47,256 have died from it, according to Johns Hopkins University data.