Bangladesh on 16 May 2020 reported 16 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 930 fresh positive cases overnight.
“16 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 314,” 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 19 fatalities on 13 May.
Nasima said the virus caseload has surged to 20,995 in the same period after 930 new cases were detected.
She said that a total of 6,782 samples were tested at the authorised labs across the country during the period.
The health official informed that the recovery count also jumped to 4,117 in the last 24 hours after 235 patients were discharged from hospitals.