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No more daily briefing on Covid-19 situation from Wednesday: DGHS

UNB, Dhaka
No more daily briefing on Covid-19 situation from Wednesday: DGHS

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will not hold any briefing on coronavirus situation from Wednesday.

"From Wednesday, the daily health bulletin will no longer be aired. Instead, the information will be given out to media via press release," said Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of DGHS after concluding the briefing on Tuesday.

She assured that this will not interrupt the flow of data.

According to the daily health bulletin, Bangladesh’s coronavirus death tally reached 3,471 on Tuesday after the health authorities announced 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

The mortality rate is 1.32 percent.

Besides, 2,996 new cases were identified after testing 14,820 samples, pushing up the number of cases to 2,63,503.

So far, 20.46 percent of the total 12,27,988 samples tested turned out to be positive.

Tuesday’s daily infection rate was 20.22 percent.

Meanwhile, 1,535 patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,51,972, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana told a regular briefing.

The daily health bulletin of DGHS started airing through press briefing from IEDCR on March 8.

Journalists were allowed to interact and ask questions after the announcements.

On April 8, it started to air at a fixed time as the daily health bulletin of DGHS and it only relayed the DGHS data.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Since then, 2,749 men and 722 women have died of coronavirus, according to official data.

HM

 

 

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