Bangladesh today (08 August 2020) recorded 32 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,611 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 146,604 after another 1,020 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Thirty-two more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,365,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city this afternoon.
She said the tally of infections has surged to 2,55,113 as 2,611 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 11,737 samples were tested at 84 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 22.25 percent tested positive, while 20.42 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, Nasima added.
Among the total infections, 57.47 percent of patients have recovered, while 1.32 percent died so far.