Yesterday recorded 29 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 3,288 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 70,721 after another 3,288 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Twenty-nine more COVID-19 patients died in the last day, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 1,997,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city.
The health official also informed that a total of 14,727 samples were tested at 63 authorised laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 44.29 percent patients have recovered while 1.25 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, she said.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.