BD registers 2,487 new virus cases and 34 deaths in 24 hours

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The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Bangladesh surged to 257,600 on Sunday as the country registered 2,487 fresh cases testing 10,759 samples in 85 labs in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, thirty four more people died from Covid-19 during the period. Among the fatalities, thirty one were male and the rest were female, the health directorate said.

With the latest, the death toll from the lethal disease now stands at 3,399.

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.

Besides, a total of 1,766 people recovered from the contagion during the 24 hours under review, taking the total recovery tally to 148,370.

Bangladesh is currently the fifth hardest hit nation in Asia and 15th in the world, according to data available with worldometer. info, an information portal.

Globally, 19,811,790 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 729,661 people died as of Sunday noon.

Of them, 6,355,973 are currently being treated with 65,148 remain in serious or critical condition, according to the worldometer.

So far, 12,726,156 people have recovered.

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