39 more die in 24 hours, 3946 infected...

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39 more die in 24 hours, 3946 infected

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:33 PM, 25 June 2020   Updated: 05:26 PM, 25 June 2020

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The tally of infections in the country has surged to 1,26,606 after 3946 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 1621. 

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 Thursday. 

A total of 17,999 samples have been tested at 66 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3946 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,26,606, she said.

Meanwhile, 1829 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 51495, 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 Thursday afternoon, a total of 9,369,381 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 480,095 while 5,060,602patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.