Bangladesh reports 35 COVID-19 deaths, 3,88,379 total recoveries

Publish: 7:22 PM, December 3, 2020 | Update: 7:22:PM, December 3, 2020

DHAKA, – Bangladesh today recorded 35 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,316 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 3,88,379 after another 2,593 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Thirty-five more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 6,748,” the release said. It said the tally of infections has surged to 4,71,739 as 2,316 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. A total of 16,807 samples were tested at 118 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 13.78 percent tested positive, while 16.72 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 82.33 percent patients have recovered, while 1.43 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 35 deaths, 23 are male and 12 female, the press release said, adding one is in his 20s, five are in their 40s, five in their 50s while 23 are above 60 years and one is between 11 years to 20 years. According to the division-wise data, 22 deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 6,748 deaths, 3,640 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,269 in Chattogram division, 409 in Rajshahi division, 499 in Khulna division, 220 in Barishal division, 266 in Sylhet division, 306 in Rangpur division and 139 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 28,20,981 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country. 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.

A total of 5,89,585 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine. The DGHS said 2,30,93,476 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. As of December 3, 2020, 10:33 GMT, 1,501,516 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 64,947,576 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.