Bangladesh reports 886 new cases, 22 deaths in 24 hrs
Published: 02:36 PM, 2 August 2020 Updated: 05:40 PM, 2 August 2020
The tally of infections in Bangladesh has surged to 240,746 after 886 new COVID-19 cases detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 22 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, rising the death toll from the pandemic to 3154.
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) online on Sunday.
A total of 3684 samples have been tested at 82 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country over the last 24 hours. Of these, 886 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 223,553 she said.
Meanwhile, 586 more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the within this time, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 136,839, the health official further added in the briefing.
Notably, the first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus, which was first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and two international conveyances. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 18,041,170 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, and the death toll has risen to 689,121 while 11,339,733 patients have been recovered, according to worldometer’s data.