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Highest 1,975 COVID-19 cases in a day, 21 die

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:48 PM, 25 May 2020   Updated: 06:05 PM, 25 May 2020

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1,975 fresh positive cases have been recorded in a single day, raising the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 35,585. Besides, 21 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll climbed to 501.

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 Monday at around 2:30 pm. 

A total of 9,451 samples have been tested in 48 coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours. Of these, 1,975 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 35,585, she said in the bulletin. 

21 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. 16 of them are male and 5 of them are female. With this, the death toll reached 501.

In age-based analysis – one was aged between 11 to 20, three were in their 40s, 9 of them was in their 50s, 4 were in their 61s, 2 of them were in their 70s, and 2 of them were in their 80s. 11 of them are hailing from Dhaka, 9 in Chattogram and one in Rangpur.

Besides, 433 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 7,334, 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 Monday afternoon, a total of 5,514,013 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 346,877 while 2,309,445 patients have recovered, according to Worldometer data. 

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