Planet Desk | 27 June 2020 | 5:05 pm
The number of infections from the novel coronavirus and related deaths continue rising in Bangladesh as the country has recorded 34 more deaths and 3,504 cases over the last 24 hours ending June 25 afternoon. With that, the number of deaths and infections now stand at 1,695 & 133,978 respectively. Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said this at the regular online health bulletin on the coronavirus situation in the country on the day.
In Bangladesh, the first corona infection was recorded on March 8 and the first death 18th of the month.
During the briefing, DGHS said that 15,157 samples were examined at about 60 labs across the country over the period to determine new case. Of them, 3,504 samples came positive for the virus, down from the earlier period at 3,868. The rate of infections over the period based on the samples examined is 23.12 percent. The country so far has examined 712,099 since the outbreak began in the country.
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The health body also said at the bulletin that 1,185 more patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the recovered to 54,318 so far now. The rate of the recovery is 40.54%.
The number of deaths recorded over the previous period was 40.
Internationally the novel coronavirus has infected more than 9.76 million people including 493k deaths. Of all the countries affected by the virus, the USA is the worst hit with at least 2,467,837 cases and 125,039 related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.