COVID-19 BD: New cases 1,273, dies 14 in last 24 hours

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Newsnow Desk: Bangladesh has recorded the highest single day coronavirus cases with 1,273 people having tested positive in the last 24 hours. With the latest figure, the number of total confirmed cases surpassed the grim 22,000 mark, jumping to 22,268. Data updated from corona.gov.bd.

The country also recorded 14 more deaths from the deadly disease over the same period, taking the number of fatalities to 328.

Additional Director General (Administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Prof Nasima Sultana, revealed the latest figures from Dhaka on Sunday afternoon, in a daily online bulletin on the Covid-19 situation.

She said as many as 8,574 samples were collected in the past 24 hours. Of those, 8,114 were tested in 42 labs across the country.

A total of 175,408 tests have been conducted so far, she said. Previously, Bangladesh recorded the highest single day cases (1,202) from the coronavirus infection on May 15.

The DGHS official said that of the 14 new deceased, 13 were men. On May 16, deaths from coronavirus infection crossed the 300 mark in Bangladesh while the country recorded its first fatality on March 18.

In the briefing, Prof Nasima also said that 256 more Covid-19 patients have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.

As per the revised guidelines provided by the Clinical Management Committee of the health authorities, 4,373 people so far have won the fight against coronavirus.

On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first case of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2. The virus broke out in China’s Wuhan in December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 313,545 lives and infected 4,736,389 people across the world till 3:35pm on Sunday, according to Worldometer.

As many as 1,819,119 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 213 countries and territories across the planet.

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