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Coronavirus: 8 more die as Bangladesh again records highest number of new cases in 24 hours

  • Published at 02:16 pm April 29th, 2020
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Total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the country climbs to 7,103

Bangladesh has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in 24 hours for the second consecutive day, with 641 more people testing positive.

With the latest figure, the number of total confirmed cases across the country has climbed to 7,103.

Also, eight more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 163.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana revealed the latest figures during a daily online briefing on the coronavirus situation from Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier on Tuesday, a total of 549 people tested positive for the infection, which was the highest number of cases recorded in a single day.

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

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

Meanwhile, 11 patients were released in the last 24 hours. A total of 150 individuals have recovered from the disease so far since Bangladesh recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 8.

The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan, has claimed more than 218,170 lives and infected more than 3,146,650 people globally, according to Worldometer.

As many as 961,833 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 210 countries and territories across the planet.

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