Bangladesh reports 41 COVID-19 deaths, 2,868 test positive in 24hrs

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Bangladesh on Thursday reported 41 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the death toll to 3,822.

The recovery count rose to 1, 68,911 after another 3,253 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Forty-one more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,822,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 2,87,959 as 2,868 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 14,059 samples were tested at 91 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.