COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 11 more deaths, 969 new positive cases on 12 May 2020

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A medical technician is collecting sample from a minor boy while another looks on from inside a booth. Photo: UNB

Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

Bangladesh today, 12 May 2020, reported 11 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 969 fresh positive cases overnight.

“11 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 250,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.

Nasima said the tally of coronavirus infections has climbed to 16,660 in the same period in the country after 969 new COVID-19 cases were detected.

 

The health official informed that a total of 6,773 samples were tested at 38 authorized laboratories across the country during the period.

She said the recovery count rose to 3,147 in the last 24 hours after 245 patients were discharged from hospitals.

Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on 18 March, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

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