Covid 19: Bangladesh reports 11 COVID-19 deaths, 1,865 fresh cases

Sun Online Desk

17th March, 2021 04:21:37 printer

Covid 19: Bangladesh reports 11 COVID-19 deaths, 1,865 fresh cases

Bangladesh recorded 11 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,865 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 5,15,989 after another 1,510 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Wednesday.

“Eleven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,608,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,62,752 as 1,865 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 24,275 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours,7.68 percent tested positive, while 13.0 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 91.69 percent patients have recovered, while 1.53 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.


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