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Bangladesh reports highest daily deaths from COVID-19, total cases surpass 145,000

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Bangladesh recorded 64 new COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, the highest increase in a single day since the pandemic broke out in the country on March 8.

Nasima Sultana, a senior health ministry official, said in a briefing in Dhaka “64 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country since March 18 to 1,847.”

Bangladesh reported the highest daily death toll of 53 patients on June 16.

According to the official, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country increased to 145,483 with the daily rise of 3,682 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

A total of 18,426 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in labs across Bangladesh.

The official said the total number of recovered patients in the country now stands at 59,624, including 1,844 new recoveries.

Bangladesh recorded the highest 4,008 cases in a 24-hour period on June 17.

(XINHUA)

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