COVID-19 death toll exceeds 2000 in country
Published: 02:41 PM, 5 July 2020 Updated: 02:44 PM, 5 July 2020
The tally of COVID-19 infections in the country has surged to 1,62,417 after 2738 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 55 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 2052.
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 Sunday.
A total of 13,988 samples have been tested at 67 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2738 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,62,417, she said.
Meanwhile, 1904 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 72,625, 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 Sunday afternoon, a total of 11,388,673 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 533,639 while 6,445,654 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.