COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 1,452 cases, 60 deaths

A medical person is collecting swab from a young man for COVID-19 test in Sherpur district. Photo: Md Musharaf Hossain

Dailynewsun Report:

Bangladesh on Saturday reported 1,452 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 60 lives.

“The tally of infections has surged to 7,60,584 as 1,452 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours . . . 60 people died of COVID-19 during the period,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

A total of 60 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 11,510.

It said 9.61 percent of the 15,117 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 420 authorized medical laboratories across the country during the time since the government put in efforts to increase the number of testing centers gradually with resurgence of the pandemic.

The recovery count rose to 6,84,671 after another 3,245 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 90.02 percent recovered, while 1.51 percent died.