Covid-19 cases in country cross 60,000 mark...

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Covid-19 cases in country cross 60,000 mark

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:51 PM, 5 June 2020   Updated: 02:55 PM, 5 June 2020

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Bangladesh on Friday exceeded 60,000 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as 2,828 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

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 this afternoon.  

She said that a total of 14,088 samples have been tested at 50 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2,828 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 60,391. 

Meanwhile, 30 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 811.  

Besides, 643 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 12,804, 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 Friday afternoon, a total of 6,714,335 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 393,408 while 3,261,276 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.   

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