Bangladesh recorded 58 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 5,683 fresh cases overnight, third highest in terms of both fatality and infection, so far.
“The tally of infections has surged to 6,30,277 as 5,683 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours . . . 58 people died of COVID-19 during the period,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
A total of 58 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, the highest number in over seven months, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 9,213.
It said 23.15 percent of the 24,548 samples collected in the last 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 227 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 5,49,775 after another 2,364 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 87.23 percent recovered, while 1.46 percent died.