COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 4 more deaths, 139 test positive in 24 hours- IEDCR


Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

Bangladesh on Sunday, 12 April 2020 recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in one day as 139 more people tested positive for the virus, raising the total number to 621.


Besides, four more people died from the virus during the period which has raised the total death toll to 34, IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora revealed the numbers as part of the daily bulletin broadcast from Mohakhali.

“A total of 139 patients were detected with the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours…we’ve lost four more people during the same period,” she said. Among the four deceased, two were aged between 30 to 40, one above 60 and another above 70. “Around 50 percent of total patients detected are from Dhaka,” she added.


Three more patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours. During the period, 1,340 samples were tested across the country. Three out of the four people who have lost their lives were male and one was female.


Professor Dr. Flora mentioned that most of the patients were aged between 31 to 40 years. “Of the 139 people infected, 96 were male, 43 were female. Besides, 25 percent of them are aged between 31 to 40 years. All others are of between 21 to 30 years old. Sixty-two people are from different areas of Dhaka City,” she said.


“Around 50 of patients detected in 24 hours are from Dhaka. Thirty-five percent of patients are from districts within Dhaka division. Six percent of the total patients are from Chattogram,” she said. IEDCR spotted the presence of COVID-19 in four new districts – Laxmipur, Lalmonirhat, Jhalkathi and Thakurgaon.


Three more patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours taking the number of total recoveries to 39. “Two female and one male patient recovered in the last 24 hours. One of them is a physician who got infected while treating a patient,” Professor Dr. Flora said. In the past 24 hours 1,340 samples were tested across the country.


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