34 die in 24 hours in country, 2487 new infected
Published: 02:36 PM, 9 August 2020 Updated: 04:54 PM, 9 August 2020
34 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3399 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,57,600 as 2487 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 Sunday.
A total of 10,759 samples have been tested at 85 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2487 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 2,57,600, she said.
Meanwhile, 1766 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,48,370, the health official said.
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 Sunday afternoon, a total of 19,817,570 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 729,748 while 12,729,896 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.