37 more deaths from coronavirus, 3,240 new cases in 24 hours

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Dhaka, June 20: Bangladesh on Saturday reported 3,240 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 1,08,775.In the last 24 hours, 37 more patients died from the virus infection, raising the death toll to 1,425.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.

In the last 24 hours, coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested  14301 samples, she added.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Global situation

The confirmed coronavirus cases have exceeded 8.6 million globally, with over 459,437 fatalities and more than 4.2 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday.

According to the data, number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reacehd 8,639,023.

Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 119,099 patients and about 2,219,976 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, the confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil have been surpassed one million with 48,654 deaths, making the Latin American country the second worst-hit country in the world following the U.S.

According to JHU data, Russia and India have come up to the third positions and fourth position after the US and Brazil with 568,292 and 380,532 confirmed cases as of Saturday with 7,831 and  12,573 fatalities respectively.

Chinese health authorities on Saturday said that 27 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland Friday, of which 23 were local transmissions and four were inbound cases. No new deaths were reported.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China December last year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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