COVID-19 test kit.
COVID-19 test kit. File Photo

Fifty more patients died of coronavirus and 1,918 people were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Nasima Sultana disclosed this while presenting a regular health bulletin on coronavirus situation on Tuesday.

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She also said as many as 3,234 people have died of coronavirus while 244,020 people have been infected so far.

Nasima Sultana said a total of 7,712 samples were tested. Of them, 1,918 samples were found to be positive for coronavirus.

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Some 1,955 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, she added. The total number of recoveries stands at 139,860.

She added a total of 1200,156 samples have been tested so far.

Bangladesh first detected coronavirus on 8 March and a patient first died on 18 March.