Dhaka – Bangladesh has reported 28 Covid-19 deaths, the highest in a day, since the first three cases of novel coronavirus was diagnosed nearly 12 weeks ago, officials said on Saturday.
With the fresh deaths reported in the last 24 hours ended on Saturday morning, the fatality rose in the South Asian country to 610, said Nasima Sultana, the additional director general of the government’s health services department.
The number of total infection has risen to 44,608 with 1,764 cases of novel coronavirus detected during the period, she said adding that the number of recovery rose to 9,375 after condition of another 360 patients improved.
The new cases were reported after conducting tests among 9,987 samples at 50 authorised labs located in different parts of the country.
Among the deceased, 18 in Dhaka division, seven in Chattogram division, two in Rangpur and one in Sylhet division.
The health official said a total of 2, 97,054 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.
According to the DGHS, a total of 2, 88, 225 people were kept at both home and institutional quarantine and 2,21,949 people were released from quarantine, while the number of people who are now in quarantine is 60,276.