Bangladesh today reported 239 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight three lives.
“The country reported 1.41 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 16,916 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 the district is 157 while no Covid-19 death was reported during the period.
The official tally showed that the virus killed 27,973 people and infected 15,75,424 so far, the statement added.
The recovery count rose to 15,39,830 after another 277 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.74 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.78 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.
The DGHS said among the total 27,973 fatalities, 12,207 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,680 in Chattogram, 2,050 in Rajshahi, 3,609 in Khulna, 946 in Barishal, 1,270 in Sylhet, 1,367 in Rangpur and 844 in Mymensingh divisions.