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Over 2500 infected in 24 hours, 37 die

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:38 PM, 3 June 2020   Updated: 06:29 PM, 3 June 2020

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The tally of the novel coronavirus infections has surged to 55,140 as 2695 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 37 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 746.  

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 Wednesday. 

A total of 12,510 samples have been tested at 50 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2695 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 55,140, she said. 

Besides, 470 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 11,590, 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 Wednesday afternoon, a total of 6,455,111 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 382,531 while 3,068,485 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.