Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh yesterday recorded the biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with 1034 new patients in the last 24 hours.
“The tally of coronavirus infections has surged to 15,691 in the past 24 hours in the country after a record 1034 new COVID-19 cases were detected,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.
Nasima said 11 more COVID-19 patients died during the period, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 239.
She said the recovery count rose to 2902 in the last 24 hours after 252 patients were discharged from hospitals.
The health official informed that the highest number of 7208 samples was tested in a single day at 37 authorised laboratories across the country during the period.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
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