Star Online Report
One more died of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today.
The death toll now stands at 21, the health minister said during a briefing this afternoon.
One hundred and twelve people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of infected has reached 330.
The total number of samples tested in the last 24 hours is 1,097, said Dr Sania Tahmina, additional director general (planning and development) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), during the briefing.
Among the samples, 618 were tested at the PCR labs in Dhaka while 479 were tested at those outside the capital, she added.
Among the newly infected patients, 70 are male and 42 are female, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
Of the 112, 62 are from Dhaka city while 13 are from Narayanganj. Others are from different districts, she added.
The deceased — from Dhaka — was male and aged over 60, Dr Meerjady also said.