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COVID-19: More 37 deaths, 86,406 total recoveries in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, July 10, 2020 – Bangladesh today recorded 37 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,949 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 86,406 after another 1,862 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.

“Thirty-seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2,275,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city this afternoon.

She said the tally of infections has surged to 1, 78,443 as 2,949 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The health official also informed that a total of 13,488 samples were tested at 77 authorised laboratories across the country during the time.

Among the total infections, 48.42 percent patients have recovered while 1.27 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, she said.

Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

Ruling out the shortage of beds and ICUs for the COVID-19 patients, Nasima said there are 6305 beds and 142 ICUs in 16 COVID-19 dedicated hospitals in Dhaka city.

The country has a total of 14,945 beds and 394 ICUs for the COVID-19 patients, the health official said, adding there is no scarcity of ICUs and beds in the hospital for COVID-19 patients.

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