Bangladesh reports 83 coronavirus deaths, 2,697 fresh cases

Bangladesh reported 83 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 2,697.

The caseload surged to 742,400 after 2,697 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, according to data released by the government.

A press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the situation on Saturday (April 24).

As many as 20,571 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 13.11 percent.