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COVID-19 infections cross 12,000, death toll hits 199 in Bangladesh

Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, speaks in the online health bulletin on Thursday. — Video Grab

706 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours till 8:00am Thursday, raising infections to 12,425.
Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, disclosed the data in the daily online health bulletin, held at the Management Information System in the afternoon.
A DGHS press release later said that 13 COVID-19 positive patients died in the last 24 hours totaling the death toll to 199.
In the last 24 hours, several coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 5867amples out of 6382 specimens, she said.
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has claimed 265, 051 lives globally as of Thursday morning.
So far, 1,301,725 people have recovered from COVID-19.
Of the currently infected 2, 255, 141 patients, some 2,206,930 are in mild condition, which is 98 per cent, according to worldometer.
It says 48, 211 of the currently infected patients are in serious condition and their percentage is only two.
Since it was first reported in China in December last year, the novel coronavirus has infected 3,821,917 people globally, the worldometer data shows.
The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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