Bangladesh today reported 243 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight three lives.
“The country reported 1.40 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 17,387 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 165 while no Covid-19 death was reported during the period.
The official tally showed that the virus killed 27,989 people and infected 15,77,070 so far, the statement added.
The recovery count rose to 15,41,886 after another 225 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.77 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.
The DGHS said among the total 27,989 fatalities, 12,2180000 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,681 in Chattogram, 2,050 in Rajshahi, 3,612 in Khulna, 946 in Barishal, 1,270 in Sylhet, 1,367 in Rangpur and 845 in Mymensingh divisions.