1273 new infected in 24hrs, 14 more dead
Published: 02:34 PM, 17 May 2020 Updated: 09:08 PM, 17 May 2020
14 more people have died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 328 in the country. Besides, the highest number of 1273 fresh cases have been recorded in a single day. With this, the total number of positive cases climbed to 22,268.
DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure joining the daily health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) through online on Sunday.
A total of 8,114 samples have been tested in 42 coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 1273 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 22,268, she said. This is the biggest single-day spike in new cases since the first COVID-19 cases were detected in the country on March 8.
About the new fatalities, Prof Nasima said that 13 of them are male and one female. Among them, three was aged between 71 and 80, three between 61 and 70, three between 51 and 60, two between 41 and 50, one between 31 and 40, and rest one between 11 and 20.
Besides, 256 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 4,373 the health official said.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 4,734,378 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 313,459 while 1,818,236 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.