Bangladesh reports another 35 deaths, 2548 cases

DGHS additional DG Nasima Sultana presents a bulletin on COVID-19 situation
DGHS additional DG Nasima Sultana presents a bulletin on COVID-19 situationScreen grab of a video from the Facebook page of DGHS

The number of detected coronavirus cases in Bangladesh has risen to 218,658 as 2,548 more people were found to be positive, after testing 12,027 samples in the last 24 hours.

During that time 35 more patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 2,836, said additional directorate general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Nasima Sultana.

She said this in the regular health bulletin on coronavirus situation in the country on Friday.


The rate of detection in the last 24 hours was 21.19 per cent while the overall rate of detection of coronavirus infected cases in Bangladesh as of Thursday is 20.04 per cent, Nasima Sultana said.

The DGHS additional directorate general further said 1,768 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in that time, taking the total to 120,976.

The overall rate of people recovered as of Thursday stands at 55.33 per cent while the rate of death is 1.30 per cent, she added.


Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 28 were males and seven females. Of the total deaths as of Tuesday, 2,237 were males (78.88 per cent) and 599 females (21.12 per cent), said Nasima Sultana.

She said a total of 12,361 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 10,91,034.

Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March and recorded first death on 18 March.