45 more virus deaths, highest 4014 cases
Bangladesh has recorded 45 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight, and 4,014 fresh cases, the highest in a single day.
Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city on Monday.
The recovery count rose to 57,780 after another 2053 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Forty-five more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 1,783,” she said adding that the tally of infections has surged to 1, 41,801 as 4,014 new cases were confirmed in the 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 17,837 samples were tested at the authorised laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 40.75 percent patients have recovered while 1.26 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, she said.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.