Planet Desk | 04 May 2020 | 3:35 pm
The coronavirus death toll in Bangladesh is on the rise consistently as the country has recorded 5 more deaths in the last 24 hours till May 4, taking the total to at least 182. Besides, the authority has detected 688 cases of infections, the single day highest increase so far now, over the period. With that, the number of cases in the country has crossed 10k mark as the total now stands at 10,143. Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said at a daily online bulletin on the coronavirus situation in the country.
In Bangladesh, the first corona detection was confirmed on March 8 and the first death on 18th of the month.
During the briefing, DGHS said that 6,260 samples were examined across the country over the period to determine new case. Of those, 688 came positive for the virus, up from 665 from the day earlier. All the new deaths are recorded in the capital Dhaka which is already worst hit by the virus. So far 87,694 samples were put under labs across the country of which 10,143 tested positive.
The health body in the bulletin also said that so far now 1,210 patients have recovered with 147 new recoveries over the period.
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To contain the spread of the virus, officially known as Covid-19, the country has been under lockdown from March 26. Given the worsening situation, the government has extend the lockdown to 16 of the month, which is due to end on May 5. This is be sixth time extension to the lockdowns.
The government has already declared the entire nation as virus prone as about all 64 districts in the country are under shutdowns with the virus have been spread to all districts but one.