COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 8 more deaths, highest 641 fresh positive cases on 29 April 2020

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DGHS Professor Nasima Sultana virtually briefing about COVID-19. File Photo

Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

On Thursday, 29 April 2020, Bangladesh reported 8 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight and recorded the highest number of 641 fresh positive cases in a single day.

Yesterday, the country reported 3 additional deaths from COVID-19 and recorded 549 new positive cases in a single day, which is the second-highest now.

 

“8 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 163,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.

She said the tally of infections has soared to 7,103 in the same period after another 641 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 4,968 samples, the highest in a single day.

 

This is the biggest single-day spike in new cases since the first COVID-19 cases were detected in Bangladesh on 08 March 2020.

 

Nasima said 11 more COVID-19 patients were cured in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 150.

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