Corona Update

5 more die, 407 cases detected

28 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh recorded five novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 407 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,96,107 after another 609 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Saturday, reports BSS.

“Five more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,400,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,45,831 as 407 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 12,348 samples were tested at 214 authorized laboratories across the

country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.30 percent tested positive, while 13.54 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 90.89 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.