28 die in 24hrs, 2772 new infected in country...

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28 die in 24hrs, 2772 new infected in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:36 PM, 31 July 2020   Updated: 02:41 PM, 31 July 2020

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28 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,111 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,37,661 as 2772 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

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) online on Friday. 

A total of 12,614 samples have been tested at 82 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2772 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 2,37,661, she said. 

Meanwhile, 2176 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,35,136, the health official said, adding, “Recovery rate is 56.86 percent.” 

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 Thursday afternoon, a total of 17,496,047 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 677,137 while 10,954,205 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.