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BD registers highest 64 coronavirus deaths, 3,682 new cases

FE Online Desk | Published: June 30, 2020 14:45:03 | Updated: July 01, 2020 09:27:14


BD registers highest 64 coronavirus deaths, 3,682 new cases

Bangladesh on Tuesday witnessed its highest single-day rise in Covid-19 deaths.

A total of 64 people died of the deadly respiratory disease in the last 24 hours to 8:00am today, the health directorate said.

Among the fatalities, 52 were men and the rest were women. With the latest, the death toll from Covid-19 now stands at 1,847 in the country.

Meanwhile, 3,682 more people tested positive for coronavirus, pushing the total number of cases in the country to 1,45,483.

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

The fresh coronavirus infections were found after testing a total of 18,426 samples in 66 labs, she said.

Besides, the recovery count also jumped to 59,624 after 1,844 patients were recovered during the period under review.

The densely populated nation of around 170 million first confirmed its coronavirus cases and deaths in March and since March 26 enforced a 66-day shutdown in parallel with its general holidays in a bid to slow the coronavirus spread.

As the number of cases continued to increase even during those days of shutdown, the target of slowing the spread, much less of flattening the curve, remained unachieved.

Now, amid a spike in coronavirus cases since May 31, when the government eased its lockdown, areas have been categorised as red, green and yellow zones based on the rate of virus infections and deaths.

However, the authorities say it will take some time to enforce lockdowns in the red zones after completing all preparations.

Globally, 10,421,494 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 508,419 people died as of Tuesday noon, according to the worldometer.

Of them, 4,233,548 are currently being treated with 57,773 remain in serious or critical condition.

So far, 5,679,527 people have recovered.

 

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