DHAKA, Bangladesh

The death toll in Bangladesh from the new coronavirus passed 100 on Monday with 10 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, said a health official on Monday.

Prof. Nasima Sultana, a senior official at the Directorate General of Health Services, confirmed during a regular online briefing that 492 new infections were recorded after 2,779 samples were tested across the country.

So far, the virus has killed 101 people and infected 2,948 in the country, she said.

The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research, an authority under the Health Ministry, tested 26,604 samples out of a population

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