Coronavirus: Bangladesh records 3024 cases, 51 deaths in 24 hrs
Published: 02:37 PM, 17 July 2020 Updated: 05:40 PM, 17 July 2020
The tally of infections in Bangladesh has surged to 199,357 after 3024 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 51 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, rising the death toll from the pandemic to 2,547.
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 Friday.
A total of 13560 samples have been tested at 70 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3024 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 199,357she said.
Meanwhile, 1,762 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the within this time, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 108,725, 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 Friday afternoon, a total of 13,962,544 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, and the death toll has risen to 593,019 while 8,294,914 patients have been recovered, according to worldometer’s data.