December 2, 2021, 3:34 pm
Dhaka: Bangladesh recorded 18 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,159 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 5,11,695 after another 1,385 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
“Eighteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,545,” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,57,395 as 1,159 new cases
were confirmed in the last 24 hours. A total of 16,206 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 7.15 percent tested positive, while 13.07 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 91.80 percent patients have recovered, while 1.53 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.