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12:00 AM, July 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:48 AM, July 05, 2020

Covid-19 death toll almost 2k

3,288 more test positive; 29 die

Twenty-nine people died from Covid-19 in the 24 hours till 2:30pm yesterday, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

The death toll rose to 1,997, which is 1.26 percent of all confirmed cases.

Besides, 3,288 more people tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the number of confirmed cases to 1,59,679, said Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of DGHS, during yesterday's briefing.

Over the same period, 2,673 more Covid-19 patients recovered.

The total number of recovered patients has now reached 70,721 -- 44.29 percent of all confirmed cases in the country.

Among the yesterday's deceased, 21 were male and eight were female, while 25 died at hospital, one at own house and three were brought dead to the hospitals, said the DGHS official.

One was aged between 11 and 20, one between 31 and 40, four between 41 and 50, nine between 51 and 60, 11 between 61 and 70, one between 71 and 80, and two were between 81 and 90.

Nine of them were from Dhaka, four from Chattogram, three from Khulna, seven from Rajshahi, two from Barishal, and three from Sylhet and one from Mymensingh.

According to the DGHS data, 43.52 percent of all 1,888 deceased was over 60 years old, while 29.04 percent was aged between 51 and 60, 14.72 percent between 41 and 50, while others were from under 10 to 40 years old.

Prof Nasima added that there were 6,075 general beds and 149 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients in Dhaka city's Covid-19 hospitals or hospital units.

In the country, there were 14,775 general beds and 401 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients in Covid-19 hospitals or hospital units.

Besides, there were 11,785 oxygen cylinders, 207 high-flow nasal cannulas, 98 oxygen concentrators in the Covid-19 hospitals across the country.

As of yesterday noon, 4,770 Covid-19 patients were admitted to general beds of hospitals while 221 were to ICUs.

In the same 24 hours, 489 patients were admitted to Covid-19 hospitals or hospital units while 374 were released.


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