24 die in 24 hours, total infection cross 30,000
Published: 22 May 2020 Updated: 23 May 2020
Bangladesh has recorded the biggest single-day spike of deaths of 24 people from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The total number of fatalities from the pandemic rose to 432.
The caseload also soared to 30,205 after 1,694 people were tested positive for COVID-19 during the same period.
DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city on Friday.
Nasima said that a total of 9,727 samples were tested at the 47 authorised labs across the country during the period.
She informed that the recovery count also jumped to 6,190 in the last 24 hours after 588 patients were discharged from hospitals.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.