Bangladesh today (02 June 2020) exceeded 50,000 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as 2,911 more people tested positive overnight, the highest in a daily count.
“The fatalities from the pandemic have also surged to 709 as 37 patients died 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 caseload has spiralled to 52,445 after 2,911 new COVID-19 cases were detected at the time.
Nasima said the recovery count rose to 11,120 after another 523 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the same period.
She also informed that the highest number of 12,704 samples were tested at 52 authorized labs across the country during that time.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.