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38 die of COVID-19 in 24hrs, 3099 new infected

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:37 PM, 15 June 2020   Updated: 08:58 PM, 15 June 2020

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The tally of infections in the country has surged to 90,619 after 3099 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 38 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 1209. 

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 Monday. 

A total of 15,038 samples have been tested at 58 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3099 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 90,619, she said. 

Meanwhile, Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) reported that 15,297 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 34,027, the health official said.  

Among the 38 new deaths, 32 are male and six female, Nasima said adding, three are in their 20s, three in their 30s, seven in their 40s, five in their 50s, 15 in their 60s and five in their 70s. According to the division-wise data, 18 deaths took place in Dhaka division and 12 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 Monday afternoon, a total of 8,008,391 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 435,856 while 4,135,523 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.