Dhaka – Bangladesh has reported 40 deaths from the novel coronavirus raising concern as the situation may go worse again with the beginning of the winter season, officials said on Tuesday.
This was the highest reported death figure in the last three months, according to the official tally. With the fresh deaths the toll has raised to 7,129 since Bangladesh reported the first virus death on March 18.
Earlier, the government had reported 40 deaths from the virus on September 21. Since then the number of deaths were lowering gradually. But the number started rising again in the last couple of weeks.
The government’s health services department reported 1,877 fresh cases of in the last 24 hours raising the total number of Covid-19 patients to 494,209. Bangladesh reported the first three cases of the china-origin novel coronavirus on March 8.
However, the recovery rate in the South Asian country is high. The official count says some 426,729 people recovered so far. Of them, the condition of 2,884 people improved in the last 24 hours.
A total of 19,054 samples were tested at 140 authorized laboratories during this time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 9.85 percent tested positive, while 16.44 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, according to an official release.
Among the total infections, 86.35 percent patients have recovered, while 1.44 percent died so far.