COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 16 more deaths and record 1,617 cases on 20 May 2020

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DGHS Professor Nasima Sultana virtually briefing about COVID-19. File Photo

 

Bangladesh on 20 May 2020 reported 1,617 fresh positive cases from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the highest single-day jump, increasing the virus caseload to 26,738.

 

“The fatalities from the pandemic also surged to 386 as 16 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.

 

She said that a total of 10,207 samples, the highest in a single day, were tested at 43 the authorized labs across the country during the period.

The health official informed that the recovery count also jumped to 5,207 in the last 24 hours after 214 patients were discharged from hospitals.

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