Covid-19: highest daily spike with close to 3,000 new cases | The Daily Star
02:22 PM, June 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:25 PM, June 02, 2020

Covid-19: highest daily spike with close to 3,000 new cases

37 dead, 2,911 infected, 523 recover in 24 hours

Thirty-seven people have died with coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

The death toll now stands at 709 and the death rate at 1.35 percent, Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of DGHS, said during a briefing.

Two thousand nine hundred and eleven have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of infected has reached 52,445.

A total of 12,704 samples were tested in 52 labs across the country in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima said.

Meanwhile, 523 Covid-19 patients have recovered since yesterday, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,120 and the recovery rate to 21 percent, the DGHS official added.

A total of 388 people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours, she added.

Among the deceased, 33 were male and four female, she said adding that 10 were from Dhaka, 15 from Chattogram, four from Sylhet, three from Barishal, two from Rajshahi, two from Rangpur and one was from Mymensingh division.

Of them, one was between 21 and 30, four between 31-40, one between 41-50, ten within 51-60, nine between 61-70, 10 between 71-80 years old and the other two between 81-90, Dr Nasima also said.

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