706 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Bangladesh

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-05-07 09:34:43 || Updated: 2020-05-07 09:34:43

Bangladesh on thursday confirmed 706 new cases of novel coronavirus infection testing 5,867 samples in 34 labs in the last 24 hours.

This timethe number of total infections stood at 12,425. The death toll from the deadly virus rose to 186 on Wednesday. Number of today’s death will be informed later.

Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.

Currently, 40,503 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,967 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 1,63,528 people have completed their time under quarantine.

Nasima Sultana said, “The authorities placed 107 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 1,771 after 950 left.”

“The country is capable of accommodating 3,635 people at 601 isolation wards and 30,955 people at quarantine facilities,” she added.

As many as 4,247,367 hotline services were given by 15,653 trained doctors via three designated numbers, including 143,422 in last 24-hour till 8am today.

Till date, a total of 680,312 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 54 at airports, 157 at seaports and 200 at land ports in the last 24 hours.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,061,890 by far, of which 1,614,884 were distributed and 447,006 are left in store.

The virus has killed 265,238 people globally and infected 3,834,038 so far.

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