Bangladesh today (17 August 2020) recorded 37 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,595 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 1,60,591 after another 1,641 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
“Thirty-seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,694” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 2,79,144 as 2,595 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 12,523 samples were tested at 87 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 20.72 percent tested positive, while 20.46 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 57.53 percent patients have recovered, while 1.32 percent died so far.