Update January 21, 2021

Dhaka 10-23 pm, 04-March, 2021

Bangladesh reports 16 COVID-19 deaths, 584 fresh cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh recorded 16 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 584 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,75,074 after another 602 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Sixteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,966,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,30,271 as 584 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 14,761 samples were tested at 200 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.96 percent tested positive, while 15.08 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.59 percent patients have recovered, while 1.50 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

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