Bangladesh today reported 703 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 21 lives.
“The country reported 2.88 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 24,376 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 518 while eight COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.
The official tally showed the virus killed 27,635 people and infected 15,60,155 so far, it added.
The recovery count rose to 15,21,113 after another 817 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed that of the people infected from the beginning 97.50 percent recovered, while 1.77 percent died.