Bangladesh on 17 June 2020 recorded 43 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 1305.
“The tally of infections has also surged to 98,489 after 4,008 new cases, the steepest jump in a single day, were confirmed in the 24 hours,” 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 recovery count rose to 38,189 after another 1925 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
Among the total infections, 38.77 percent of patients have recovered, while 1.33 percent died so far.
She also informed that a total of 17,527 samples were tested at 59 authorized labs across the country during that time.