The tally of infections from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bangladesh today (15 May 2020) exceeded 20,000 as 1,202 fresh cases were detected over a 24-hour period, the highest in a daily count.
The fatalities from the pandemic also climbed to 298 after 15 new deaths were registered during the period, a top health official said.
“The total number of COVID-19 cases has surged to 20,065 in the past 24 hours after 1,202 new cases were registered,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.
The health official informed that a total of 8,582 samples, the highest in a single day, were tested at 41 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
She said the recovery count also rose to 3,882 after 279 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours.