39 COVID-19 deaths, 98,317 total recoveries
Published: 13 Jul 2020
Bangladesh on Monday recorded 39 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 3,099 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 98,317 after another 4,703 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Thirty-nine more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2,391,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city this afternoon.
She said the tally of infections has surged to 1, 86,894 as 3,099 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 12,423 samples were tested at 77 authorised laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 52.61 percent patients have recovered while 1.28 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.
Globally, more than 12.94 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 567,357 have died, according to media reports.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.