Planet Desk | 11 June 2020 | 4:12 pm
The number of infections from the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh is nearing 80k gradually as the country has recorded 3,187 more cases within the last 24 hours ending June 11 afternoon. With that, the total number of cases in the country rises to 78,052 since the outbreak began in the country. Besides, the country has registered 37 more deaths over the period, raising the toll to 1049 now. Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the country said at the regular online bulletin on the coronavirus situation in the country on the day.
The country confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 8 and the first death 18th of the month. Since then the both fatalities and cases have been climbing non-stop in the country.
DGHS said at the bulletin 15,772 samples were examined at about 50 labs across the country over the period. Of those, 3,187 samples came positive for the virus, a bit down from the earlier period at 3,190. In the country so far 4 lakh 57 thousands 332 samples were placed in labs overall.
The bulletin also said that over the period 848 more patients had recovered from the disease, taking the number recovered to 16,748.
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As part of attempts to curb the spread of the virus, the country had been under lockdown from March 26 to May 31st. The government extended the lockdowns 7th time in phases. Now the government has started introducing Red, yellow and green zone-based lockdowns given the number of infections in any particular area. One area in the capital city Dhaka has already been placed under the lockdowns of Red sign.
Internationally the covid-19 coronavirus has infected more than 7.3 million people including over 416,000 deaths. Of all the affected countries or territories, the USA is the worst hit with at least 2,000,464 cases and at least 112,924 people have died in the country after contracting the virus.