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Coronavirus nearly grips entire Bangladesh

The country has so far imposed  lockdown on 45 of its districts

Sixty districts of Bangladesh have confirmed coronavirus positive cases as more new Covid-19 patients are being detected in the country everyday, according to the government.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (admin) Nasima Sultana made the claim in an online bulletin on the country’s Covid-19 crisis on Saturday afternoon.

On Friday, 58 out of the total 64 districts reported coronavirus cases. Bhola and Natore are the two new districts to be added to the list, said the DGHS official.

“Rangamati, Khagrachari, Jhenaidah and Satkhira are the only districts left where no Covid-19 patient have been reported yet,” Nasima added during the bulletin.

However, hours before the announcement, Jhenaidah’s Civil Surgeon Dr Selina Begum told reporters that two people including a woman have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the district, making them the first two cases to be reported there.

Bangladesh is closing in on the grim 5,000 mark as its tally of Covid-19 patients on Saturday surged to 4,992, with another 309 people were diagnosed with the deadly disease anew.

Moreover, the country also confirmed deaths of nine more Covid-19 patients in a 24-hour span, taking the country’s death toll to 140.

The South Asian nation has so far imposed lockdown on its 45 districts to stop the spread of Covid-19 since it confirmed the first three patients on March 8.

Narayanganj logs highest number of patients

Despite the capital city alone registering 2,228 patients, accounting for 51.5% of the total cases confirmed, Dhaka as a district merely has 71 other Covid-19 patients, suggests an estimate of the Institute Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research.

However, its neighbouring district Narayanganj tops the list with 594 cases, followed by Gazipur with 261 cases, Kishoreganj with 181 cases and Narsingdi with 141 cases.

On the contrary, placed at the bottom of the list, Bagerhat and Chapainawabganj have confirmed just one patient each.

Till now, the fast-spreading virus has claimed over 203,280 lives globally and infected more than 2,921,430 people, according to Worldometer.

As many as 836,978 people have also recovered from Covid-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which has spread to 210 countries and territories across the globe.

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