39 die in a day in country, 2733 new infected
Published: 02:33 PM, 16 July 2020 Updated: 05:18 PM, 24 July 2020
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39 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2496 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,96,323 as 2733 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 Thursday.
A total of 12,889 samples have been tested at 79 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2733 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,96,323, she said.
Meanwhile, 1940 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,06,963, 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 Thursday afternoon, a total of 13,707,069 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 587,145 while 8,166,748 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.