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Bangladesh reports 2772 new cases, 37 deaths in 24 hrs

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:37 PM, 27 July 2020   Updated: 07:49 PM, 27 July 2020

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The tally of infections in Bangladesh has surged to 226,225 after 2772 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 37 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, rising the death toll from the pandemic to 2,965.

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 12,859 samples have been tested at 81 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2772 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 226,225 she said.

Meanwhile, 1801 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the within this time, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 125,683, the health official further added in the briefing.

Notably, 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, which was first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and two international conveyances. As of Monday afternoon, a total of 16,431,705 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, and the death toll has risen to 652,437 while 10,056,340 patients have been recovered, according to worldometer’s data.