COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 51 deaths and 199357 total cases on 17 July 2020



Bangladesh today (17 July 2020) recorded 51 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 3,034 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 1,08,725 after another 1,762 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.

“Fifty-one more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2,547,” 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 1,99,357 as 3,024 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The health official also informed that a total of 13,860 samples were tested at 80 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Among the total infections, 54.54 percent of patients have recovered, while 1.28 percent died so far.


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