Coronavirus case in country crosses 40,000
Published: 02:54 PM, 28 May 2020 Updated: 02:54 PM, 28 May 2020
2029 more people have diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 40,321 in the country.
This is the biggest single-day spike in new cases since the first COVID-19 cases were detected in the country 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) through online on Thursday.
The health official informed that a total of 9,310 samples have been tested at 49 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) during that time. Of these, 2029 have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Meanwhile, 15 more people have died from the lethal virus over the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 559.
About the new fatalities, Prof Nasima said that 11 of them are male and four female. Among them, two were aged between 31 and 40, five between 51 and 60, five between 61 and 70, two between 71 and 80 and one other between 91 and 100. According to the division-wise data, seven deaths took place in Dhaka division and eight in Chattogram division.
Besides, 500 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 8425, the health official said.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after 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 Thursday afternoon, a total of 5,803,785 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 357,714 while 2,508,944 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.