Bangladesh reports one more coronavirus death, 112 test positive in 24hrs: health minister | The Daily Star
02:04 PM, April 09, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:14 PM, April 09, 2020

Bangladesh reports one more coronavirus death, 112 test positive in 24hrs: health minister

One more died of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today.

The death toll now stands at 21, the health minister said during a briefing this afternoon.

One hundred and twelve people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of infected has reached 330.

The total number of samples tested in the last 24 hours is 1,097, said Dr Sania Tahmina, additional director general (planning and development) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), during the briefing.

Among the samples, 618 were tested at the PCR labs in Dhaka while 479 were tested at those outside the capital, she added.

Among the newly infected patients, 70 are male and 42 are female, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

Of the 112, 62 are from Dhaka city while 13 are from Narayanganj. Others are from different districts, she added.

The deceased -- from Dhaka -- was male and aged over 60, Dr Meerjady also said.

Age-wise five are under 10 years old, nine are 11-20 years old, 25 between 21-30, 24 are 31-40, 17 are 41-50, 23 are 51-60 and the rest are above 60, the IEDCR director also revealed.



Meanwhile, Secretary General of Bangladesh Private Medical College Association Md Enamur Rahman said that 69 medical college and hospitals under BPMCA around the country are prepared to serve patients including those of Covid-19.



"The private medicals under BPMCA will remain open 24 hours," Md Enamur Rahman, also the state minister for Disaster Management and Relief, said during the briefing, following a meeting with the prime minister.

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