No new virus case reported for second day: IEDCR

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 12:50, Mar 29, 2020 | Updated : 16:36, Mar 29, 2020

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora was addressing a media on Sunday (Mar 29).Bangladesh has reported zero new cases or deaths from Covid-19 or coronavirus for the second consecutive day.

It’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said on Sunday (Mar 29) that no new Bangladeshi was infected with coronavirus in the country in 24 hours.

The government’s disease control agency’s Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the announcement during an online press briefing, where she said that a total of 109 samples were tested in the 24 hours at the IEDCR, Public Health Institute and the BITI in Chattogram.

Meanwhile, four more patients made complete recovery in the past 24 hours, she said.

Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

It has infected 663,741 people globally and killed 30,880 of them so far -- a mortality rate of 18 percent, according to Worldometer. But 142,183 of the patients have recovered while 490,678 are undergoing treatment. Of them, 25,207 patients are in critical condition.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed 48 COVID-19 cases and five deaths.