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    Corona Update in Bangladesh : Death Toll Reaches 177, Cases Cross 9k

    The novel coronavirus has killed now at least 177 people in Bangladesh. Pic : collected

    Corona Update in Bangladesh : Death Toll Reaches 177, Cases Cross 9k

    Planet Desk | 03 May 2020 | 3:20 pm

    The coronavirus situation in Bangladesh is getting worse day by day as the country has confirmed 2 more deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours till May 3, taking the total toll to 177. Besides, the authority has recorded further 665 confirmed cases, the highest daily number so far now, over the period. With that, the number of cases in the country has reached 9,455. Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said this 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 5,368 samples were examined across the country over the period to determine new corona case. Of those, 665 came positive for the virus, up from 552 from the day earlier. All the new deaths are recorded outside capital Dhaka which is already worst hit by the virus. So far 81,434 samples were put under labs across the country of which 9,455 tested positive.

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    The health body in the bulletin also said that as of May 2 177 patients have recovered with 3 new recoveries over the earlier period.

    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 is considering to extend the lockdown to 16 of the month, which is due to end on May 5. This would be sixth time extension to the lockdowns.

    The government has already declared the entire nation as virus prone as more than 60 districts out of 64 in the country are under shutdowns with the virus have been spread to all districts but one.

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