Bangladesh: Covid-19 death toll touches nearly 2,500-mark

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 16 Jul 2020

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Dhaka: Bangladesh has recorded 39 fresh fatalities from novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking the country's death toll around 2,500.

Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing that "2,733 new COVID-19 positive cases and 39 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."

"The number of confirmed infections in the country totaled 196,323, while fatalities stood at 2,496," she said, adding that the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.27 percent. news agency Xinhua reported.

According to the official, 12,889 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in labs across the country.

She said the total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 106,963, including 1,940 on Thursday.

The current recovery rate is 54.48 per cent, she added. 

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