27 die, infections increase in a day...

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Covid-19

27 die, infections increase in a day

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:23 PM, 5 October 2020   Updated: 03:52 PM, 5 October 2020

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27 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5375 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,70,132 as 1142 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Sunday. 

According to the release, a total of 11,767 samples were tested at 108 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 2,83,182 after another 1526 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. 

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Monday afternoon, a total of 35,427,288 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,042,214 while 26,640,418 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.

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