Bangladesh records 2,060 new virus cases, deaths surge by 38
Bangladesh has registered 38 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the death toll to 6,388.
The tally of infections surged to 447,341 after 2,060 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Sunday, the government said in a statement.
The number of fresh recoveries marginally outpaced active cases in the same period as another 2,076 patients recovered from the disease at home and in hospital care, bringing the total to 362,428.
As many as 13,870 samples were tested at 117 authorised labs in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 14.85 percent, according to data released by the health directorate.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 81.02 percent while the mortality rate stands at 1.43 percent.