43 more die in 24 hours, 3809 infected
The tally of infections in the country has surged to 1,37,787 after 3809 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 43 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 1738.
DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure joining the daily health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) through online on Sunday.
A total of 18,092 samples have been tested at 58 authorised coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 3809 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,37,787, she said.
Meanwhile, 1409 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 55.727, the health official said.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Saturday afternoon, a total of 10,097,986 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 501,593 while 5,473,604 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.