Bangladesh logs 36 virus deaths, 1593 new cases in 24 hrs

A health worker collects a swab of a man during a coronavirus test in the Mugda Medical College and Hospital as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2 July 2020
A health worker collects a swab of a man during a coronavirus test in the Mugda Medical College and Hospital as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2 July 2020Reuters
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Thirty six more patients died of coronavirus and 1,593 people were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release made the disclosure on Wednesday.

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As many as 4,859 people have died of coronavirus while 344,264 people have been infected so far, according to DGHS.

A total of 13,673 samples were tested. Of them, 1,593 samples were found to be positive for coronavirus.

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Some 2,443 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries stands at 250,412.

A total of 1,783,779 samples have been tested so far.

Bangladesh first detected coronavirus on 8 March and a patient first died on 18 March.

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