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44 more die of coronavirus, 3201 new infected

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:42 PM, 6 July 2020   Updated: 04:14 PM, 6 July 2020

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The tally of COVID-19 infections in the country has surged to 1,65,618 after 3201 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 44 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 2096. 

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 Monday. 

A total of 14,245 samples have been tested at 67 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3201 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,65,618 she said. 

Meanwhile, 3,524 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 76,149, 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 Monday afternoon, a total of 11,571,722 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 537,045 while 6,542,709 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data. 

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