COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 11 more deaths, record 1,034 new positive cases on 11 May 2020

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Testing of samples in the lab for COVID-19 detection. Representative Photo.

Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

Bangladesh today, on 11 May 2020 recorded the biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with 1,034 new patients in the last 24 hours.

“The tally of coronavirus infections has surged to 15,691 in the past 24 hours in the country after a record 1,034 new COVID-19 cases were detected,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.

 

Nasima said 11 more COVID-19 patients died during the period, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 239.

She said the recovery count rose to 2,902 in the last 24 hours after 252 patients were discharged from hospitals.

The health official informed that the highest number of 7,208 samples were tested in a single day at 37 authorised laboratories across the country.

 

The recovery rate from the disease is currently 18.52 percent in Bangladesh while the death rate is 1.53 percent, Nasima said.

 

Yesterday, on 10 May 2020, Bangladesh reported 14 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight and recorded the highest number of 887 fresh positive cases in a single day.

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