The tally of coronavirus cases crossed the 3,000-mark in Bangladesh on Tuesday with sharp increases in fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in the daily health bulletin said 434 more people were tested positive for coronavirus, taking the number such cases in the country of 3,382.
In addition, she said nine more people had died from coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours until Tuesday, increasing the country’s death toll to 110.
Dr Nasima mentioned that five of the victims were male and four were female. “If we look at the age distribution, three out of nine are in their 60s, three from 51 to 60, and three more from 41 to 50,” he added.
Source: SomoyNews TV
He said two more people were recovering from the disease, increasing the number of people who had already recovered to 87.
Prof Nasima said 2,974 samples were tested in 24 hours. Through this, a total of 29,578 samples were tested nationally.
He said Dhaka district still holds the highest number of COVID-19 patients.
On Monday, Bangladesh reported 10 more deaths from coronavirus and 492 new cases.
Meanwhile, there were 170,435 global deaths from coronavirus as of Tuesday morning.
To date, it has infected 2,481,253 people worldwide, according to Worldometer.
Of those infected, 1,663,970 are currently being treated and 56,766 are in serious or critical condition.
Already 646,848 people recovered.
The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.