Bangladesh reports 14 COVID-19 deaths, 5,04,120 total recoveries


Dhaka, Mar 08: Bangladesh recorded 14 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 845 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 5,04,120 after another 1,117 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

“Fourteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,476,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,51,175 as 845 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 16,958 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 4.98 percent tested positive, while 13.24 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 91.46 percent patients have recovered, while 1.54 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.