39 more die in 24 hours, 3531 infected
Published: 02:34 PM, 21 June 2020 Updated: 05:31 PM, 21 June 2020
The tally of infections in the country has surged to 1,12,306 after 3531 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 39 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 1464.
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 Sunday.
A total of 15,585 samples have been tested at 60 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3531 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,12,306, she said.
Meanwhile, 1084 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 45,057, the health official said.
Among the total infections, 38.38 percent patients have recovered while 1.30 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, Prof Nasima 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 Sunday afternoon, a total of 8,931,812 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 467,011 while 4,749,544 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.