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34 more die in 24 hours, 3504 infected

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:40 PM, 27 June 2020   Updated: 02:38 PM, 28 June 2020

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The tally of infections in the country has surged to 1,33,978 after 3504 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 34 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 1695. 

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 Saturday. 

A total of 15,157 samples have been tested at 58 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3504 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,33,978, she said. 

Meanwhile, 1185 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 54,318, the health official said.

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 Saturday afternoon, a total of 9,919,559 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 497,255 while 5,372,998 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data. 

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