Bangladesh today confirmed four more deaths from the novel coronavirus and new cases of infection jumped to 139 in the country.
With this, the death toll rises to 34 from the virus and a total of 621 people are infected so far. However, the number of cases found in last 24 hours are more than twice of yesterday's 58.
Some 1,340 samples were tested for coronavirus in last 24 hours. 945 samples were tested on previous day.
"Among the dead patients, two were from Dhaka and two outside of Dhaka. Two belong to the age group of 31-40, one was 60-plus and another was above 70-year-old," Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Professor Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the disclosure in a virtual press briefing today.
"62 of the newly detected virus patients are from Dhaka and the rest are from different parts of the country. 96 of them are male and 43 female," Dr Flora said.
She also added that three patients, including a doctor, cured in last 24-hour.
"After analyzing the total 621 people infected patients, we found 50% of them are from Dhaka city, next in line are Dhaka division (excluding Dhaka city) with 35% and Chattogram with 6%," the IEDCR director said further.
Director Flora also added, "Laxmipur, Lalmonirhat, Thakugaon and Jhalokathi are the four new districts that have detected coronavirus infected people in the area, where they came in contact with people who travelled from Dhaka and Narayanganj in last one week."
Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Sania Tahmina said, "Samples collection has increased by 10% in last 24-hour and the total stands at 1,251, among those 661 are from Dhaka and 490 are from outside of Dhaka. Total 1,340 tests were conducted including samples collected previously."
"Currently, a total of 20,525 people are in quarantine - 19,111 in home quarantine and 1,414 in Institutional quarantine," she said, adding that 1,02,550 PPEs distributed in last one day.
The virus, which is believed to have started spreading from China, has already killed 108,902 people and infected 1,778,562 around the world, according to data of Johns Hopkins University.