Bangladesh reported 2,177 COVID-19 cases on Friday while the coronavirus claimed overnight 57 lives.
“The tally of infections has surged to 7,59,132 as 2,177 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours . . . 57 people died of COVID-19 during the period,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.A total of 57 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 11,450.
It said 10.34 percent of the 21,046 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 419 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 6,81,426 after another 4,325 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 89.76 percent recovered, while 1.51 percent died.