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2743 new infected in 24 hours, 42 dead

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:37 PM, 7 June 2020   Updated: 08:29 PM, 7 June 2020

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The tally of infections in the country has surged to 65,769 after 2743 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 42 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 888. 

DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure joining the daily health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) through online on Sunday. 

A total of 13,136 samples have been tested at 52 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2743 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 65,769, she said. 

Besides, 578 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 13,903, the health official said. 

Among the total infections, 21.20 percent patients have recovered while 1.34 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, Prof Nasima Sultana said. 

Among the 42 new fatalities, 35 are male and seven female, she said adding, one is in their 20s, seven are in their 30s, nine in their 40s, seven in their 50s, 14 in their 60s, three in their 70s and one in his 90s. According to the division-wise data, 27 deaths took place in Dhaka division and eight in Chattogram division while rests are in other divisions.

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after 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 Sunday afternoon, a total of 6,994,605 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 402,449 while 3,420,048 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.