Bangladesh today (03 July 2020) recorded 42 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 3,114 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 68,048 after another 1,606 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Forty-two more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 1,968,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city.
She said the tally of infections has surged to 1, 56,391 as 3,114 new cases were confirmed in the 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 14,650 samples were tested at 63 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 43.51 percent of patients have recovered while 1.26 percent died so far.