Enamul Hafiz Latifee writes,
Bangladesh on Friday, 01 May 2020 reported 2 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 571 fresh positive cases in the last 24 hours.
“2 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to170,” 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 8,238 in the same period after another 571 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 5,573 samples, the highest number of tests in a single day.
Nasima said 14 more COVID-19 patients were cured in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 174.
The health official said among the all infected cases, health conditions of 800 patients are now well as they showed no COVID-19 symptoms.
“But two more tests are needed to make sure their recovery… they will get cured from the disease when we find negative from the twin tests of COVID-19,” she explained.
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.
She said among the two fatalities, one are in his 60s and one in his 50s. Of them, one is male and another is female and among the victims, one is in Dhaka and another in outside Dhaka.
As of 01 May 2020, of the total fatalities, 90 deaths were recorded in Dhaka city and 39 in Narayanganj district.
Of the total 170 deaths, 129 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 63 out of 64 districts, meaning that almost all regions of the country are now risky for the fatal disease.
Daily Analysis Report of SAARC COVID-19 Mortality and Recovery Rates on 30 April 2020 showed that COVID-19 Mortality of Bangladesh was 2.19% following India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.