Enamul Hafiz Latifee writes,
Bangladesh on Thursday, 30 April 2020, reported 5 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and recorded 564 fresh positive cases overnight.
“5 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 168,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.
She said the tally of infections has soared to 7,667 in the same period after another 564 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 4,965 samples.
Nasima said 10 more COVID-19 patients were cured in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 160.
Among the COVID-19-infected cases, nearly 75 percent of patients are taking treatment from their homes and many of them are being cured everyday after receiving treatment through hotlines, Nasima added.
She said among the five fatalities, two are in their 60s and three in their 40s. Of them, three are males and two females.
As of 29 April, of the total fatalities, 85 deaths were recorded in Dhaka city and 39 in Narayanganj district. Of the total 163 deaths, 139 took place in the Dhaka division, and rests are in the other seven divisions, the health official added.
Nasima said COVID-19 cases were found in 60 districts, meaning that almost all regions of the country are now risky for the fatal disease.
However, analysis of SAARC data has revealed that Bangladesh’s COVID-19 mortality rate is 3rd in the region following Afghanistan, and India on 29 April 2020.
Among the total COVID-19 infected, at least 500 doctors have been infected with COVID-19 so far, Dr. Nirupam Das, Chief Administrator of Bangladesh Doctors’ Foundation said on Thursday, 30 April 2020.