63 deaths, 7,626 fresh cases from COVID-19
Bangladesh has reported 7,626 COVID-19 cases and the coronavirus claimed 63 lives in the last 24 hours, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in its routine daily statement on Wednesday.
It said 22.02 percent of the 34,630 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 237 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 5,61,639 after another 3,256 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 85.19 percent recovered, while 1.43 percent died.
It said 41 out of the 63 died in Dhaka division alone and 39 of them were male while 24 were female and added one is between 11 to 20 years, three are in their 20s, two in their 30s, five in their 40s, 12 in their 50s while 40 are above 60 years.
Bangladesh recorded the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities on June 30 last year when the virus killed 64 people in a day.