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Over 15000 recover from COVID-19 in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:58 PM, 9 June 2020  

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More than 15,000 people have won the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19) so far since the first coronavirus case was reported 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 Tuesday. 

She said that 777 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 15,336.  

Meanwhile, a total of 14,664 samples have been tested at 55 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country during the time. Of these, 3,171 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 71,676, she said. 

Besides, 45 of the coronavirus patients have died during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 975. 33 of the new fatalities are male and 12 female. 

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 7,210,931 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 408,980 while 3,550,905 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.