COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 5 more deaths, 688 new positive cases, crosses 10,000 mark on 04 May 2020

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Enamul Hafiz Latifee writes,

Bangladesh on 04 May 2020 reported 5 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight and recorded the highest number of 688 fresh positive cases in a single day.

“5 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 182,” 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 jumped to 10,143 in the period after a record 688 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 6,260 samples, the highest in single day.

 

In the past 24 hours, she added, 147 coronavirus patients were cured.

Among the recovered patients, 700 are in Dhaka city and 509 outside the capital city, the health official said.

She said 983 patients were cured in Dhaka division and remaining 226 patients recovered in seven divisions in the country.

Among the COVID-19-infected cases, nearly 75 percent patients are taking treatment from their homes, and many of them are being cured every day after receiving treatment through hotlines, Nasima added.

 

As of 04 May 2020, of the total fatalities, 98 deaths were recorded in Dhaka city and 40 in Narayanganj district.

Of the total 182 deaths, 138 took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other seven divisions, the health official added.

 

Nasima said COVID-19 cases were found in 63 out of 64 districts, meaning that almost all regions of the country are now risky for the fatal disease.

No coronavirus positive case has been reported yet in Rangamati district, she said.

 

“Considering the overall situation . . . the government has decided to extend the general holiday to 16 May 2020,” a Public Administration Ministry statement said simultaneously issuing an 11-point directive for stricter enforcement of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 infections.

Meanwhile, on 03 May 2020, Bangladesh had COVID-19 Mortality Rate of 1.87% which is lower than SAARC average of 2.76%.

 

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