Bangladesh today registered 230 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 11,874 positive cases in the past 24 hours, the highest number in a single day in terms of both fatality and infection since the pandemic began.
“The country reported 29.67 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 40,015 samples were tested in the past 24 hours while it recorded 11,651 positive cases on July 8, the second highest in a day, ” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
The official tally showed the virus killed 16,419 people and infected 10,21,189 so far, it added.
The recovery count rose to 8,74,501 after another 6,362 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 85.64 percent recovered, while 1.61 percent died.