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Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll exceeds 2,000

2,738 fresh cases, 1,904 new recoveries reported in 24 hours

| Updated: July 05, 2020 18:46:14

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The death toll from coronavirus in Bangladesh crossed the 2,000 mark on Sunday, the health directorate said.

With 55 new fatalities over the past day, the death toll in the country now stands at 2,052.

Authorities also registered 2,738 fresh infections in the last 24 hours to 8:00am today, pushing the total case count to 162,417.

Nasima Sultana, additional director general (admin) at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), presented the latest figures while briefing the media live on the daily Covid-19 bulletin at 2:30pm.

Among the new fatalities, 37 are male and the rest are female, Nasima said.

The new coronavirus infections were found after testing 13,988 samples in 68 authorised labs across the country.

Also, 1,904 more patients have recovered from the disease in the 24-hour period, taking the total number of recoveries to 72,625.

Bangladesh reported its first cases of coronavirus on March 08 and the first death 10 days later on March 18.

In an effort to contain the virus, the whole country was put on lockdown for more than two months, but the pandemic is showing no sign of slowing down.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has reached 533,639 as of Sunday noon.

It has so far infected 11,388,673 people around the world, according to Worldometer - a website that provides real-time updates.

Of them, 4,408,980 are currently being treated with 58,489 remain in serious or critical condition.

So far, 6,446,054 people have recovered. 

The novel coronavirus disease was first reported in China in December last year.

As the Covid-19 began sweeping across the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic on March 11 this year.


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