Dhaka, Oct 03: Bangladesh today reported 617 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 18 lives.
“The country reported 2.90 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 21,246 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 340 while two COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.
The official tally showed the virus killed 27,573 people and infected 15,57,964 so far, it added.
The recovery count rose to 15,18,754 after another 1,112 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 97.48 percent recovered, while 1.77 percent died.