Bangladesh today (07 June 2020) reported 42 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the highest in a daily count, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 888.
“The tally of infections has also climbed to 65,769 after 2743 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the last 24 hours,” DGHS Additional Director General 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 13,903 after another 578 patients were released from hospitals in the same period.
Among the total infections, 21.20 percent of patients have recovered while 1.34 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on 08 March, Nasima said.
She also informed that a total of 13,136 samples were tested at 52 authorized labs across the country during that time.