Bangladesh today (05 July 2020) recorded 55 more coronaviruses (COVID-19) deaths and 2738 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 72,625 after another 1904 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.
“Fifty-five more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2052,” 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 1,62,417 as 2,738 new cases were confirmed in the 24 hours.
The health official also informed that a total of 13,988 samples were tested at 68 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 44.72 percent patients have recovered while 1.26 percent died so far.
As of 05 July 2020, 21:21 Bangladesh Time, 534,861 have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 11,448,554 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.