Coronavirus: Bangladesh records highest 42 deaths in a day, cases surge by 2,743

Covid-19 samples

Bangladesh has confirmed 42 more people died in the last 24 hours from coronavirus (Covid-19), said the Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.

With the latest figure, the number of total fatalities so far rose to 888.

Alongside the death record, the country also logged 2,743 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 65,769.

The recovery tally also jumped to 13,903 after 578 patients were released from hospitals around the country in the same period, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing.

More than 6.90 million people have been reported infected with the new coronavirus globally and 399,025 have died, a Reuters tally showed.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China last December.