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Bangladesh reports 37 more virus deaths; 3462 fresh cases

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|  24 Jun 2020, 00:00 | Update : 25 Jun 2020, 16:11
Bangladesh today recorded 37 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 3,462 fresh cases overnight.

“Thirty-seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 1,582,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the capital.

She said the recovery count rose to 49,666 after another 2031 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.

Nasima said the tally of infections has surged to 1, 22,660 as 3,462 new cases were confirmed in the 24 hours.

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She also informed that a total of 16,433 samples were tested at 66 the authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Among the total infections, 40.49 percent patients have recovered while 1.30 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, the health official said.

Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

Source: BSS

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