COVID-19 in Bangladesh, May

Bangladesh // 29 May, 2020

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease control and Research has reported cases of COVID-19: Local transmission.

Hotline: 10655

28 May: A total of 40,321 cases and 559 deaths have been confirmed.

25 May: Almost 10,000 new cases have been reported since the last update. The total taly now stands at 36,751 cases and 522 deaths. Dhaka division continues to report the highest number. At least 191 cases have been confirmed in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

21 May: A total of 28,511 cases with 408 deaths have been confirmed. Media is reporting that the country's Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has become the world’s first company to start selling the generic version of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s antiviral drug, Remdesivir, as there is an urgency to treat the infection across the developing world.

18 May: A surge in cases was reported, the highest confirmed in a day, taking the total case numbers to 23,870. The number of deaths stood at 349. Media sources are reporting that doctors in the country have found a drug combination to cure COVID-19. The drugs, Ivermectin (an anti-protozoa) and doxycycline (an antibiotic) have yielded "astounding" results according to the physicians who treated COVID-19 cases.

14 May: Two cases have been confirmed in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. The total tally of cases now stands at 18,863 and 283 deaths. Authorities have extended the lockdown to 30 May as new positive cases continue to rise.

10 May: At least 887 cases were confirmed, the highest number recorded in a single day. A total of 14,657 cases and 228 deaths have been confirmed. The age group of 21-30 years have been mostly affected. Authorities on 9 May announced that testing for COVID-19 and dengue will be conducted in all people reporting with fever as there have been reports of increase in dengue fever cases.

5 May: Since the last update, an increase in more than 2000 cases and 9 deaths have been confirmed bringing the total tally to 11,719 and 186 deaths.  

Authorities have extended the lockdown to 16 May but restrictions have been eased.

3 May: A total of 9,455 cases have been reported with 177 deaths. Dhaka city has the highest number of cases at 4499.

See the April news updates here.

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