COVID-19: Another dies, 18 more infected
Published : Sunday, 5 April, 2020 at 2:15 PM Count : 1028
A 55-year-old person died from novel coronavirus and 18 more new cases were found in last 24 hours in the country.
The dead person hailed from Narayanganj.
A total of 88 people have been infected while 33 patients recovered from the virus till Sunday.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque confirmed the matter today after joining an online briefing.
Some 367 samples have been tested at 14 labs in last 24 hours where 18 new cases were detected. Of these, IEDCR found 13 positive cases for the coronavirus, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora.
Of the 18 new infected persons, 15 are males and three females.
Twelve cases have been detected in Dhaka while one in Madaripur and five in Narayanganj.
In Dhaka, highest 11 cases have been recorded in Mirpur while nine in Basabo.
Bangladesh has, so far, reported nine deaths from COVID-19 till today.