Staff Correspondent ;
Dhaka – Bangladesh has reported 37 more deaths, raising the death toll from the novel coronavirus to 1,582, health officials said on Wednesday.
With some 3,462 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours ended on Wednesday morning, the total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 122,660 in the South Asian country.
The new cases came out of a total number of 16,433 samples tested at 66 laboratories at different parts of the country, said Nasima Sultana, additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)
She said the recovery count rose to 49,666 after condition of another 2,031 patients improved during the time
The recovery rate in Bangladesh is 40.49 percent while the death is 1.30 percent, according to the health official. Bangladesh tested the first three cases of novel coronavirus on March 8, and the first death was reported on March 18.