Online Desk : Bangladesh today reported three more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight and recorded the highest number of 790 fresh positive cases in a single day.
“Three more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 186,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.
She said the tally of coronavirus infections has climbed to 11,719 in the country after 790 new COVID-19 cases were detected, marking the biggest spike in a 24-hour count.
The health official informed that a total of 6,241 samples were tested at the authorised laboratories across the country during the period.
Nasima said 1,403 COVID-19 patients have so far been cured since the first COVID-19 cases were detected in Bangladesh on March 8.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.