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Highest COVID-19 deaths recorded in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:45 PM, 30 June 2020   Updated: 10:42 PM, 30 June 2020

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64 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have recorded in the last 24 hours, which is the highest in a single day. Besides, 3,682 new cases were confirmed during the time. 

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 Tuesday. 

“Sixty-four more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 1,847,” she said. 

Among the 64 deaths, 52 are male and 12 female, Nasima said adding, seven in their 30s, six in their 40s, 21 in their 50s, 16 in their 60s, 11 in their 70s and three in their 80s.

According to the division-wise data, 31 deaths took place in Dhaka division, 12 in Chattogram division, seven in Khulna division and seven in Rajshahi division while rests are in other divisions.

Besides, a total of 18,426 samples have been tested at 66 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3683 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,45,483, Prof Nasima said. 

Meanwhile, 1844 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 59,624, 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 Tuesday afternoon, a total of 10,421,869 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 508,422 while 5,679,581 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.   

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