Bangladesh reported 14 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, taking the body count to 228.
This is the second highest single-day count of fatalities from the virus. The highest single-day toll so far stands at 15, which was reported on April 17.However, Bangladesh recorded the highest single day cases from coronavirus infection as 887 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.
With the latest figure, the number of total confirmed cases jumped to 14,657.
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), disclosed the information in the daily online health bulletin, held at the Management Information System (MIS) on Sunday afternoon.
In the last 24 hours, thirty-six coronavirus testing laboratories across the country, tested 5,738 samples, she added.
Some 236 more coronavirus infected patients were released from various hospitals after making full recovery from the extremely infectious disease in the past 24 hours, she said, adding that a total of 2,650 have returned to their homes after full recovery from different hospitals.
Earlier on April 16, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) declared the entire country as ‘vulnerable zone’ to virus infection.Meanwhile, Bangladesh government extended the general holidays until May 15 to contain the spread of highly infectious virus.
Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.