Bangladesh records 48 more Covid-19 deaths
Live Correspondent: Bangladesh today recorded 48 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,695 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 132,960 after another 2,668 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Forty-eight more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,083,” 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 234,889 as 2,695 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 12,937 samples were tested at 82 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample test in the past 24 hours, 20.83 percent tested positive, while 20.18 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, Nasima added.
Among the total infections, 56.61 percent patients have recovered, while 1.31 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, she said.
Dhaka, 30 July (campuslive24.com)//IH