Bangladesh reports seven COVID-19 deaths, 515 fresh cases

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2nd March, 2021 04:45:38 printer

Bangladesh reports seven COVID-19 deaths, 515 fresh cases

Bangladesh recorded seven novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 515 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,98,691 after another 894 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Tuesday.

“Seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,423,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 54,73,16 as 515 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 15,325 samples were tested at 216 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.36 percent tested positive, while 13.44 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 91.12 percent patients have recovered, while 1.54 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.


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