Bangladesh on Friday reported 1,682 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 37 lives.
“The tally of infections has surged to 7,70,842 as 1,682 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours . . . 37 people died of COVID-19 during the period,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
A total of 37 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 11,833.
It said 9.89 percent of the 17,013 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 443 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 7,04,341 after another 2,178 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 91.37percent recovered, while 1.54 percent died.