Bangladesh today (23 July 2020) recorded 50 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,856 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 1,19,208 after another 2,006 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Fifty more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2801,” 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 2,16,110 as 2,856 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 12,-398 samples were tested at 80 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 55.16 percent of patients have recovered while 1.30 percent died so far.