102 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hrs

Published: 18 Apr 2021     Updated: 18 Apr 2021

Online Desk

Bangladesh has recorded the highest number of 102 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths since its first detection on March 8 last year while 3,698 fresh cases were reported during the period , said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement on Sunday.

The death toll from the pandemic rose to 10,385.

It said 19.06 percent of the 19,404 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.

The samples were tested at 257 authorized medical laboratories across the country during the time as the government put in efforts to increase the number of testing centers gradually with resurgence of the pandemic.

The recovery count rose to 6,14,936 after another 6,121 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 85.53 percent recovered, while 1.44 percent died.

Subject : COVID-19

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