Highest single-day 24 deaths from coronavirus, 1,694 new cases

Sun Online Desk

22nd May, 2020 02:44:55 printer

Highest single-day 24 deaths from coronavirus, 1,694 new cases

Bangladesh recorded the highest coronavirus deaths in a single day as 24 more people died of the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, taking the body count to 432.

However, 1,694 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

With the latest figure, the number of total confirmed cases jumped to 30,205.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, currently serving as 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 Friday afternoon.

In the last 24 hours, 47 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country, tested 9,727 samples, she added.

Some 588 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 6,109 have returned to their homes after full recovery.

Bangladesh reported its first croronaviurs case on March 8 while first death on March 18.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

The coronavirus of COVID-19 is affecting 212 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.