Covid-19 tally in Bangladesh crosses 14,000-mark

Tuesday 12th May 2020 16:20 EDT

Dhaka: The confirmed cases from Covid-19 surpassed the 14,000-mark in Bangladesh as the country recorded the highest single day cases with 887 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours. This takes the number of total confirmed cases to 14,657.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana provided the latest figures in a daily online bulletin on Covid-19 situation from Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. She said among the 14 deceased, 10 were men and four women.

On May 8, the deaths from coronavirus infection crossed the 200-mark in Bangladesh, just three weeks after the country witnessed the 100-mark in fatalities. Bangladesh recorded its first fatality on March 18 and crossed its 100-mark on April 20. On April 17, the country recorded the highest deaths (15) from the pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The DGHS official said as many as 5,642 samples were collected in the last 24 hours while 5,738 were tested in 36 laboratories across the country. In the briefing, Prof Nasima also revealed that 236 more Covid-19 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.

As per the revised guidelines provided by the newly-formed Clinical Management Committee of the health authorities, so far 2,650 people have recovered from Covid-19. On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first case of Covid-19.

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