Bangladesh on Friday reported death of 34 more people with COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours.

A total of 2,766 were newly diagnosed with the novel coronavirus during this period out of 12,856 samples tested, said a press release sent by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The press statement also said 1,752 patients recovered from the virus as the total number of recoveries stands at 156,623.

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The death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 3, 591 in the country and total cases rose to 271,881, said the DGHS statement.

The authorities have been testing COVID-19 samples at 86 laboratories across the country.

More than 1.3 million samples have been tested since the outbreak of the novel virus in Bangladesh on 8 March.