COVID-19: 37 deaths, 2911 new cases reported in last 24 hours

Sun Online Desk

2nd June, 2020 02:48:37 printer

COVID-19: 37 deaths, 2911 new cases reported in last 24 hours

Bangladesh on Tuesday reported 37 more deaths from COVID-19 increasing the total deaths toll to 709.

The country also reported record 2,911 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 52,445.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily online briefing.

Another 523 patients were released from hospitals in the same period, taking the recovery count to 11,120.

In the last 24 hours, 52 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 12,704 samples, she added.

Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

The global death toll from Covid-19 reached 375,526 on Tuesday morning while the confirmed cases were 6,265,496, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.