22 deaths, 2,381 new infected in 24 hrs

Staff Correspondent
1 June 2020, Mon
Published: 02:34 Updated: 02:35

22 deaths, 2,381 new infected in 24 hrs
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Twenty-two more people have died from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 672 in the country. 

Besides, 2,381 fresh positive cases have been registered during the time. With this, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 49,534. 

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 Sunday (June 1). 

A total of 11,439 samples have been tested at 52 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, 816 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 10,597, 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 Monday afternoon, a total of 6,278,606 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 374,158 while 2,852,761 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.