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Bangladesh adds 2,654 Covid cases, 33 deaths in daily count

| Updated: August 05, 2020 18:24:35


Women with their children rest outside Mugda General Hospital in the capital as they wait for Covid-19 test — File photo Women with their children rest outside Mugda General Hospital in the capital as they wait for Covid-19 test — File photo

Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh reached 246,674 on Wednesday, a rise of 2,654 from the previous day, while related deaths increased by 33 to 3,267; according to data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Additional Director General (Admin) of DGHS Dr Nasima Sultana presented the latest figures while briefing the media live on the daily Covid-19 bulletin at 2:30pm today.

The fresh coronavirus infections were found after testing 11,160 in 83 labs samples across the country, she said.

Among the newly deceased, 25 were male and the rest were female.

Also, 1,890 more patients have recovered from the disease during the 24-hour period, bringing the total number of recoveries to 141,750.

Globally, 18,717,086 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 704,635 people died as of Wednesday noon, according to the Worldometer.

Of the infected, 6,076,255 are currently being treated with 65,360 remain in serious or critical condition.

So far, 11,936,196 people have recovered. 

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