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Coronavirus: Bangladesh records highest number of new cases in a single day

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication, together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020 Reuters

549 more people test positive, 3 die in last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 155

Bangladesh has recorded the highest single day cases from coronavirus infection as 549 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

With the latest figure, the number of total confirmed cases jumped to 6,462.

The country, however, witnessed a fall in death figures as three people have died of Covid-19 over the same period, taking the number of fatalities to 155 in the country.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana revealed the latest figures in a daily online bulletin on Covid-19 situation from Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon.

She said as many as 4,309 samples were collected in the last 24 hours while 4,332 samples were tested.

Earlier, Bangladesh recorded the highest single day cases (503) from the coronavirus infection on April 24.

The DGHS official said all three deceased were aged above 60 years and the deaths occurred in Dhaka.

On April 20, the death toll from coronavirus infection crossed the 100 mark in Bangladesh.

On April 17, the country recorded the highest deaths (15) from the pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO), since the country declared its first death on March 18.

In the briefing, Nasima said eight more people have recovered from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 139.

On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first case of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2 that broke out in China’s Wuhan in December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 211,788 lives and infected 3,075,523 people across the world till 3:20pm on Tuesday, according to worldometer.

As many as 925,114 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 210 countries and territories across the planet.

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