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New coronavirus cases hit record high at 2,523

23 more die, 590 recovered: DGHS

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Staff Reporter :
A record 2,523 new coronavirus infected people has been detected and 23 new deaths were registered in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.
This was the highest number of infections detected in a single day in Bangladesh so far.
It was the highest detection in the country for the second consecutive day as over 2000 cases were reported yesterday as well.
 "With the new cases the tally of infections stands now at 42,844 and the death toll reached 582, "Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said it in a regular press briefing in Dhaka on Friday.  
Dr. Sultana said that 19 were males and four were females.
She said also that 10 of the deceased were from Dhaka, nine from Chattogram, two from Rangpur, one was from Barishal and another one from Sylhet division.
Of them, one was between 11-20 years, one 21-30, two were between 31-40 and five between 41-50 years, five 51-60, six between 61-70 years, two 71-80 and the other was between 81-90 years, the DGHS official added.
She said that more 590 Covid-19 patients were recovered and released from different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours, raising
the recovery count to 9,015.
This was the highest number of recoveries in a single day in the country so far, according to the government data.
Dr. Sultana said that total 328 people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours across the country.
The DGHS official said that total 12,982 samples were tested at 49 authorised laboratories across the country during the period while  11,301 specimen were collected the rest of the samples were tested from its stocks.
The fatalities and infections from the virus continued to soaring in the country.
Almost every day, the number of infections is logging records as the days are coming.
Amid these growing concerns of soaring, the rate of infections of the virus, the government is to ease the public movement from May 31.  'Everything will re-open after Sunday… Please use masks, wash your hands and cover faces when you are on movement,' Dr. Sultana requested to the people.
The country confirmed its first infection from the virus on March 8, and declared the first death from the brutal virus on March 18.
Bangladesh passed 83rd day on Friday since the first infections and now on the 12th week.

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