Bangladesh reports highest Covid-19 cases in 24hrs, death 43...

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Bangladesh reports highest Covid-19 cases in 24hrs, death 43

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:44 PM, 17 June 2020   Updated: 05:23 PM, 17 June 2020

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The tally of infections in the country has surged to 98,489 after 4008 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 43 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 1305 people.

This is the highest number of infections recorded in a day in the country so far since the first coronavirus case was reported on March 8.

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 Wednesday.

A total of 17,527 samples have been tested at 59 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 4008 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 98,489, she said.

Meanwhile, 1,925 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 38,159, the health official said.

Out of 43 new deaths in coronavirus infections in the country, 28 victims were male while the rest 15 were 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 8,276,079 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 446,412 while 4,334,745 patients have recovered, according to worldometer data.