The tally of infections from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bangladesh today (22 May 2020) exceeded 30,000 as 1,694 fresh cases were detected over a 24-hour period.
The fatalities from the pandemic have climbed to 432 after 24 new deaths, the highest in a single day, were registered during the period, a top health official said.
“The recovery count also rose to 6,190 as the highest 588 patients were discharged from the hospitals at the same time,” 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 total number of COVID-19 cases has surged to 3,0205 in the past 24 hours after 1694 new cases were registered,”
The health official informed that a total of 9727 samples were tested at 47 authorised laboratories across the country during the time.
Among the total infections, 20.49 percent patients have recovered while 1.43 percent died so far.