Confirmed cases stand 130,474
Staff Correspondent: A total of 130,474 in 6,96,941coronavirus tests carried out in Bangladesh have turned out to be positive.
The health authorities have confirmed 3,868 cases after testing 18,498 samples in the span of 24 hours until yesterday.
Since March 18, the government said 1,661 people have died of COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, 40 more people died from the highly contagious disease.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases has spiked in recent weeks.