33 more die, 2,996 test positive, 1,535 recover in 24hrs

Published : 11 Aug 2020, 14:45

Sahos Desk

On Tuesday, Bangladesh detected an additional 2,996 coronavirus patients within 24 hours, raising the overall number of infections to 263,503.

The country reported the death of 33 new victims, which raised the total number of fatalities to 3,471.

Health authorities announced that an additional 1,535 people recovered from the disease every day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 151,972.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of Directorate General of Health Services, made the disclosure during a virtual briefing on Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours, 86 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 14,820 samples.

The detection rate of new patients on Monday has been recorded 20.22 percent while the overall rate of infection since March 8 is 20.46 percent.

Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 57.67 percent and the mortality rate is 1.32 percent in the country.

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