May 26, 2024, 3:19 am

Bangladesh reports 3 more coronavirus deaths, 35 test positive in 24hrs: DGHS

Three more died of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, DGHS said today.

This is the highest number of deaths in a day so far in the country. The death toll now stands at 12.

Thirty-five people have tested positive for Covid-19 in last 24 hours, Prof Abul Kalam Azad, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said during a briefing.

With this, the total number of infected has reached 123.

Among the newly infected, 11 are 41-50 years old and six are 21-30 years old, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), during the press briefing.

Thirty of them are male, she also said.

Dhaka city has the highest number of infected in the country so far. A total of 64 among the 123 infected patients are from here, the IEDCR director also said.

The second highest, a total of 23 infected patients, are in Narayanganj. Among the 35 infected in the last 24 hours, 12 are from Narayanganj, she added.

“There are cases of cluster transmission in Narayanganj,” Dr Meerjady said.