COVID-19: Bangladesh reports highest 1,975 cases, deaths top 500 on 25 May 2020

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Sample collection for COVID-19 testing. Representative Photo.

 

Bangladesh on 25 May 2020 reported 1,975 fresh cases from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the highest in a daily count, taking the caseload to 35,585, health officials said.

“The fatalities from the pandemic have also surged to 501 as 21 more patients died in the last 24 hours,” 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 recovery count rose to 7,334 after 433 patients were discharged from hospitals during the period.

Nasima said the recovery rate from the disease in Bangladesh currently stands at 20.61 percent, while the mortality rate is 1.41 percent.

She informed that a total of 9,451 samples were tested at 48 authorized laboratories across the country at the same time.

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