Bangladesh today reported its highest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus, with 28 patients succumbing to the deadly virus, increasing the total deaths to 480 in the country.
Besides, after testing 8,908 samples at 47 labs in the last 24 hours, 1,532 new cases of infection were detected. With this, the number of total virus infection stood at 33,610.
"Among the dead patients, 23 are male and five are female. 20 of them are from Dhaka division, seven from Chattogram division and one from Sylhet division," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
"23 of them died at different hospitals, four at their respective homes and one was diagnosed with the infection after death," Dr Nasima added.
She also said, some 415 patients recovered from the virus during the time, raising the total of cured patients to 6,901.
According to the latest data by DGHS, 20.53% coronavirus infected patients have recovered and some 1.43% succumbed to Covid-19.
Currently, 55,153 people are quarantined across the country – including 3,063 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 208,348 people have completed their quarantine course.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 253 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 4,446 after 2,163 left."
"The country is capable of accommodating 13,284 people at different isolation wards and 31,840 people at 626 institutional quarantine facilities," she added.
Moreover, there are 399 ICU facilities and 106 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.
As many as 7,483,402 hotline health services were given by 16,158 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 198,407 in last 24-hour till 8am today.
Till date, a total of 695,822 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 373 at airports, 209 at seaports and 565 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,454,737, of which 2,064,934 were distributed and 389,803 are left in store.
The virus has killed 344,206 people globally and infected 5,418,495 so far.