25 Covid deaths, 1,681 fresh cases
Bangladesh has recorded 25 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,681 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday.
The recovery count rose to 3,21,281 after another 1,548 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 14,268 samples were tested at 112 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 4,04,760.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 11.78 percent tested positive, while 17.52 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 79.38 percent patients have recovered, while 1.45 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
Among the 25 deaths, 16 are male and nine female, the press release said, adding, two are in their 20s, three in their 40s, nine in their 50s, while 11 are above 60 years.
The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the COVID-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, for round- the-clock in the country.
The DGHS said 2,21,87,703 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.
To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.