Coronavirus: Bangladesh records 3868 cases, 40 deaths in 24 hrs...

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Coronavirus: Bangladesh records 3868 cases, 40 deaths in 24 hrs

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:37 PM, 26 June 2020   Updated: 05:17 PM, 26 June 2020

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The tally of infections in Bangladesh has surged to 130,474 after 3868 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 40 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, rising the death toll from the pandemic to 1661.

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 18498 samples have been tested at 66 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3868 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 130,474 she said.

Meanwhile, 1638 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in within this time, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 53133, 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 territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Friday afternoon, a total of 9,724,146 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, and the death toll has risen to 492,085 while 5,260,762 patients have been recovered, according to worldometer’s data.