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Daily new cases remain at over 700; People continue to violate health guidelines

The deaths from coronavirus infection have crossed the 200-mark in Bangladesh, just three weeks after the country witnessed the 100-mark in fatalities.

Bangladesh recorded its first fatality on March 18 and crossed its 100-mark on April 20.

The country has confirmed seven more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of fatalities to 206.

Meanwhile, the confirmed coronavirus infection cases have topped the 13,000-mark as the country reported 709 new cases over the same period.

With the latest figures, the number of total confirmed cases jumped to 13,134, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Adl DG-Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana revealed during the daily online bulletin on Covid-19 situation on Friday.

She said as many as 5,707 samples were collected in the past 24 hours while 5,941 were tested in 35 laboratories across the country.

The Adl DG said, among the seven new deceased, two were women. Six of the deceased were aged between 51 and 80, and one was above 90 years of age.

At the briefing, Nasima also revealed that 191 more Covid-19 patients have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.

As per the revised guidelines provided by the newly formed Clinical Management Committee of the health authorities, so far 2,101 people recuperated from the virus.

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