The caseload from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bangladesh crossed two lakh mark overnight, while Bangladesh reported 1,10,098 total recoveries from the lethal disease during the period.
“The tally of COVID-19 infections has surged to 2,02,066 as 2,709 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city this afternoon (18 July 2020).
She said 34 more COVID-19 patients died at the same time, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2,581.
The recovery count rose to 1, 10,098 after another 1,373 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the past 24 hours, Nasima said.
She also informed that a total of 10,923 samples were tested at 80 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 54.49 percent patients have recovered while 1.28 percent died so far