COVID-19 death toll in Bangladesh surpasses 5000
Published: 03:22 PM, 22 September 2020 Updated: 04:13 PM, 22 September 2020
The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh surpassed the 5,000 mark on Tuesday.
28 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5007 in the country, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,52,178 as 1557 new cases were confirmed during the period. A total of 14,164 samples were tested at 93 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 260,790 after another 2073 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
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, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Tuesday afternoon, a total of 31,505,329 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 969,771 while 23,132,572 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.