Bangladesh confirms 3 more die of corona, 549 new cases in 24 hours
Bangladesh has confirmed three more people died from the coronavirus infection in the 24 hours to 8am Tuesday, taking the body count to 155. Besides, 549 more people have been tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,462.
The tally of cases surged past 6,000 in the same period after another 549 people in a single-day record jump tested positive for COVID-19 from 4,332 samples, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said on Tuesday.
All of the fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours were over the age of 60, according to the health directorate.
Eight more patients recovered from the virus during that period, raising the number of recoveries to 139.
Many more people have recovered from treatment at home but the government's data does not reflect that, said Nasima.
Bangladesh reported its first cases of the coronavirus on Mar 8 with a total of 6,462 cases reported so far.
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