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Bangladesh reports highest daily rise of 2,911 COVID-19 cases, death toll tops 700

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Bangladesh confirmed 2,911 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily rise since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country on March 8, bringing the total to over 52,000.

Professor Nasima Sultana, a senior health ministry official, told an online media briefing in Dhaka that “the total number of positive cases is now 52,445 and the death toll stands currently at 709.”

She said that 37 more people including 33 men and four women died in the last 24 hours.

According to the official, 12,704 samples were tested in the 52 labs in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

During the last 24 hours, she said 523 more patients were released from hospitals and clinics, bringing the number of recovered patients in the country to 11,120.

Bangladesh had earlier recorded highest 2,545 cases in a 24-hour period on Sunday.

(XINHUA)

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