Bangladesh virus deaths near 3,000

A man reacts before the body of his father, a ward master at Suhrawardy Hospital in Dhaka, who died under treatment at the hospital after showing coronavirus symptoms. The deceased was COVID-19 positive in the test report received after death. 28 June 2020.
A man reacts before the body of his father, a ward master at Suhrawardy Hospital in Dhaka, who died under treatment at the hospital after showing coronavirus symptoms. The deceased was COVID-19 positive in the test report received after death. 28 June 2020. Saiful Islam

Bangladesh has reported 37 more deaths from coronavirus while 2,772 more people have been newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Nasima Sultana, said this during a regular online briefing on Monday.

On the 142nd day of detection, the death toll now stands at 2,965 and the latest figures take the total number of infections in the country to 226,225, according to the briefing.

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She also said a total of 12,859 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Of them, 2,772 were diagnosed with coronavirus.

Bangladesh first reported death from coronavirus on 18 March while the first case was confirmed on 8 March.

Across the country 1,801 more patients made recovery, Nasima Sultana said adding that so far 125,683 people have recovered from the deadly disease.

She said 37 of the victims who died in the past 24 hours 26 were men while 11 were women.

She also said a total of 12,859 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Of them, 2,772 were diagnosed with coronavirus.