Covid-19: highest number of reported infections in a day, 40,000 in total

Fifteen people have died with coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana

The death toll now stands at 559, said Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of DGHS, during a briefing.

Two thousand and twenty-nine people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of infections detected in a day in the country and with the figures, the total number of infected has reached 40,321.

A total of 9,310 samples were tested in 49 labs across the country in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima said.

Meanwhile, 500 Covid-19 patients have recovered since yesterday, taking the total number of recovered patients to 8,425, the DGHS official added.

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