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Bangladesh reports three more deaths from coronavirus, 35 new cases

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: April 06, 2020 12:36:28 | Updated: April 06, 2020 20:10:53


BD reports three more deaths from coronavirus, 35 new cases

Three more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 12.

Besides, 35 other people were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the period, raising the number of such cases in the country to 123, said IEDCR director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora in an online briefing on Monday afternoon.

It is the highest single-day cases the government has so far reported since it reported first three known cases on March 07.

Earlier in the day, the government had put the tally of positive tests at 117 with a death toll of 13. But director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Abul Kalam Azad later revised the figures in the media briefing, citing confusion, a bdnews24.com report adds. 

Yesterday, or on Sunday, 18 new cases were reported, which was also the highest in terms of single-day cases until that day.

Again, the day before yesterday, on Saturday, nine new vases were reported, which was the highest-single day cases until that day too.

That means, the country has been witnessing a sharp increase for the last three days.

As of Monday noon, a total of 1,274,967 people have been infected by the virus across the world, of whom 69,501 died and 265,883 recovered, according to worldometer.info, an website that provides real-time updates.

Of the infected, 939,583 are currently being treated while 44,094 of them are in serious or critical condition, according to the website.

Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, has so far affected 206 countries and territories around the world and two international cruise ships.

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