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Another 174 cops test positive for Covid-19 in a day

  • Published at 02:01 pm June 3rd, 2020
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File photo: Police enforce lockdown during coronavirus pandemic at a Dhaka street Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Till now, 2,106 infected policemen have recovered and returned home

Another 174 policemen have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

With the latest figure, 5,507 police members have been infected with the virus so far, said sources at the police headquarters. 

The number of Covid-19 positive cases in the police crossed the 5,000 mark on Monday. Of them, 1,728 belong to Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

Till now, 2,106 of the infected have recovered and returned home. Another 5,538 policemen have been kept in quarantine.

With the last death recorded on Monday, a total of 16 policemen have died of Covid-19 in Bangladesh.

As of Tuesday, the number of cases in Bangladesh crossed the grim 50,000 mark, with a record 2,911 people testing positive in a single day. With the latest figures, the number of total confirmed cases jumped to 52,445.

The country also recorded 37 new deaths from the deadly disease on the same day, taking the number of fatalities to 709.

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