By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

According to the latest data from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), of the more than 46,000 COVID-19 tests performed in the country, 5,416 were positive.

With the addition of five deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll in Bangladesh is now 145.

In the capital city of Dhaka, 2,485 cases have been reported and the Dhaka Division has seen more than 4,000 of the countries cases.

The Dhaka Tribune reports that on an upward trend of infections among doctors and other health professionals.

According to Bangladesh Doctors’ Foundation (BDF), the total number of infected doctors now stands at 352, almost a six-fold increase from just 54 on April 14.

This means some 22 doctors were infected per day over the 12-day period.

Apart from doctors, no less than 400 healthcare professionals have already contracted the novel coronavirus.

“All other health workers combined, the percentage of infected healthcare professionals stands at a little over 16%, which is higher than that of the US and even Italy,” according to Dr Nirupam Das, founder and chief administrator of BDF.