248 COVID-19 deaths, 12,606 fresh cases
Bangladesh on Friday reported 12,606 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 248 lives.
“The country reported 26.25 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 48,015 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The daily infection continued to exceed 10,000 mark for several days since July 6,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
The official tally showed the virus killed 22,150 people and infected 13,35,260 so far, it added.
Bangladesh on Thursday reported 264 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day toll since the pandemic started in March last year.