23 die of coronavirus, 2,523 new cases confirmed in 24 hrs

Staff Correspondent
29 May 2020, Fri
Published: 02:44

23 die of coronavirus, 2,523 new cases confirmed in 24 hrs

Twenty-three more people have died from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 582 in the country. 

Besides, 2,523 fresh positive cases have been registered during the time. With this, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 42,844. 

DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure joining the daily health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) online on Friday (May 29). 

A total of 9,310 samples have been tested at 49 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours she said.  

Besides, 590 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 9,015, the health official said.

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. 

As of Friday afternoon, a total of 5,920,231 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 362,365 while 2,592,024 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.