Country sees highest deaths in a day
Published: 03:05 PM, 24 May 2020
28 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 480 in the country.
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 Sunday.
Besides, the 1,532 fresh positive cases have been recorded in a single day. With this, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 33,737.
A total of 8,908 samples have been tested in 47 coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours. Of these, 1,532 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 33,737, she said.
Besides, 415 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 6,901, 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 215 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 5,418,513 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 344,207 while 2,254,432 patients have recovered, according to Worldometer data.