Bangladesh today (16 Jul 2020) recorded 39 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,733 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 1,06,963 after another 1,940 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Thirty-nine COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2,496,” 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 1,96,323 as 2,733 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 12,889 samples were tested at 80 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 54.48 percent of patients have recovered while 1.27 percent died so far.