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Coronavirus: Bangladesh sees highest 28 deaths in a day

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UNB, Dhaka : Bangladesh on Sunday recorded its highest number of deaths as fast spreading coronavirus claimed 28 more lives in the last 24 hours, raising death toll in the country to 480.
During the period, Bangladesh witnessed another surge in Covid-19 patients with the detection of 1,532 new patients that took the number of confirmed cases in the country to 33,610.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at the daily online bulletin.
In the last 24 hours, 47 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 8,908 samples, she added.
She also said that in the last 24 hours 415 coronavirus-infected people made full recovery in the country which upped the total number of recoveries to 6,901.
Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 20.53 percent and mortality rate 1.43 percent in Bangladesh, Dr Nasima said.
Earlier, Bangladesh reported the record number of new deaths in a day on Friday which was 24.
No further details about the deceased were shared at the daily bulletin Sunday.
Dr Nasima urged the holidaymakers leaving Dhaka to act sensibly and maintain social distance.
``Be careful about what you do and keep your family safe while celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. Maintain at least three feet (0.91m) distance while performing Eid prayer,`` she said.
She also urged everyone to refrain from embracing each other which is part of the Eid tradition. ``It can increase the chance of infection highly.``
Dr Nasima also mentioned that everyone should be more careful about the children during the Eid days.
A total of 253 more people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours across the country while 3,063 were home and institutionally quarantined during the same period.

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