Dhaka, March 26 -- Five new coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases have been detected raising the total number to 44 while no death has been reported in the last 24 hours, according to Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

Five new COVID-19 cases have been detected the total number of positive cases stood at 44 IEDCR director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora told a virtual briefing at her Mohakhali office here today.

All five infected cases are male. Among them, one is returnee from foreign country, three got infected coming in contact with COVID-19 positive people while another is yet to known, she added.

Two newly infected people aged are 30 to 40, other two from 41 to 50 while another one aged is above 60, Prof Fl...