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BD corona cases jump by 2,695 with 37 additional deaths

FE Online Desk | Published: June 03, 2020 14:44:20 | Updated: June 04, 2020 09:33:45


Ignoring health safety norms amid coronavirus outbreak, passengers scramble to get on a local bus at Jatrabari in the city on Monday, the first day of resumption of bus services after over two-month shutdown — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam Ignoring health safety norms amid coronavirus outbreak, passengers scramble to get on a local bus at Jatrabari in the city on Monday, the first day of resumption of bus services after over two-month shutdown — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

Bangladesh reported 2,695 fresh cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday, the health directorate said, bringing the total case count to 55,140.

Authorities also registered 37 more fatalities in the last 24 hours to 8:00am today. The country has now tallied 746 deaths from the deadly respiratory disease.

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 deaths, 28 are male and the rest are female, she said.

The fresh coronavirus infections were found after testing 12,510 samples in 50 labs across the country.

Also, 470 more patients have recovered from the disease in the 24-hour period, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,590.

Bangladesh reported the 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 382,727 as of Wednesday noon.

It has so far infected 6,464,532 people around the world, according to Worldometer - a website that provides real-time updates.

Of them, 3,004,161 are currently being treated with 54,516 remain in serious or critical condition.

So far, 3,077,644 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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