Bangladesh reports 16 COVID-19 deaths, 4,89,254 total recoveries

17 February 2021, 5:02:23

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Bangladesh recorded 16 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 443 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 4,89,254 after another 633 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 8,314,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,41,877 as 443 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 16,612 samples were tested at 214 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.67 percent tested positive, while 13.92 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 90.29 percent patients have recovered, while 1.53 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases werereported in the country on March 8.

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