Bangladesh reports 32 COVID-19 deaths, 1,58,950 total recoveries


Dhaka, Aug 16: Bangladesh today recorded 32 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,024 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 1,58,950 after another 1,315 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Thirty-two more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,657,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 2,76,549 as 2,024 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 10,018 samples were tested at 87 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 20.20 percent tested positive, while 20.46 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 57.48 percent patients have recovered, while 1.32 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.