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41 die in 24hrs, 3775 new infected in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:43 PM, 1 July 2020   Updated: 09:49 PM, 1 July 2020

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The tally of Covid-19 infections in the country has surged to 1,49,258 after 3775 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 41 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 1,888. 

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 Wednesday. 

A total of 17,875 samples have been tested at 69 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3,775 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,49,258, she said. “A total of 7,84,335 samples have been tested.”

Meanwhile, 2,484 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 62,102, the health official said. 

According to the latest data, the country has a detection rate of 21.12 percent, a mortality rate of 1.26 percent, and a recovery rate of 41.61 percent, Prof Nasima said adding, “Among the 41 deaths, 38 are male and only 3 are female.”

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 Wednesday afternoon, a total of 10,602,076 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 514,322 while 5,813,182 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.