50 Covid deaths, 1,742 fresh cases
Bangladesh has reported 1,742 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed 50 more lives in the last 24 hours, said a press release issued by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday.
The death toll from the pandemic rose to 11,755.
It said 8.59 percent of the 20,284 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 427 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 COVID-19 pandemic.
The recovery count rose to 6,98,465 after another 3,433 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 91.02 percent recovered, while 1.53 percent died.