Bangladesh on 23 May 2020 reported 1,873 fresh positive cases from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a single-day record, raising the tally of infections to 32,078.
“The fatalities from the pandemic also surged to 452 as 20 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 10,834 samples, the highest in a single day, were tested during the period.
The health official informed that the recovery count also jumped to 6,486 in the last 24 hours after 296 patients were discharged from hospitals.
Among the total infections, 20.22 percent patients have recovered while 1.41 percent died so far.