COVID-19: Bangladesh records 3099 cases, 39 deaths in 24 hrs last...

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COVID-19: Bangladesh records 3099 cases, 39 deaths in 24 hrs last

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:39 PM, 13 July 2020   Updated: 03:58 PM, 13 July 2020

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The tally of infections in Bangladesh has surged to 1,86,894 after 3099 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 39 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, rising the death toll from the pandemic to 2,391.

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 12,423 samples have been tested at 70 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3099 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,86,894 she said. So far, 9,52,947 samples have been tested in the country.

Meanwhile, 4,073 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the within this time, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 98,317, 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 13,049,162 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, and the death toll has risen to 571,807 while 7,591,966 patients have been recovered, according to worldometer’s data.