COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 14 more deaths, highest 887 new positive cases on 10 May 2020

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Sample collection for COVID-19 testing. Representative Photo.

Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

Bangladesh today, on 10 May 2020 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.

“A total of 14 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 228,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.

This is the second-highest single-day spike of deaths from COVID-19 in Bangladesh since the country reported 15 fatalities on 17 April.

 

Nasima said the tally of coronavirus infections has climbed to 14,657 in the same period in the country after 887 new COVID-19 cases were detected, marking the biggest rise in a 24-hour count.

The health official informed that a total of 5,738 samples were tested at 36 authorized laboratories across the country during the period.

She said the recovery count rose to 2,650 in the last 24 hours after 236 patients were discharged from hospitals.

 

Among the total infections, 18.1 percent of patients have recovered while 1.5 percent died, the health official said.

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