COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 7 more deaths, 709 new cases and 191 recoveries on 08 May 2020

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Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

Bangladesh on 08 May 2020 reported 7 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight, taking the death toll from the pandemic to 206.

However, the recovery count rose to 2,101 in the same period after 191 patients were discharged from hospitals, a top health official said.

“As many as 709 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the tally of infections to 13,134,” 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 a total of 5,941 samples were tested at 35 authorized laboratories across the country during the period.

 

Among the 7 deceased, 5 were male and 3 female. 1 was above 90 years old, 2 were between 71-80 years old, 2 within 61-70 years old, and the other 2 were between 51-60 years old, Dr. Nasima said.

 

A total of 130 people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours, she added.

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