Bangladesh reports 55 COVID-19 deaths, 78,102 total recoveries

Publish: 5:04 PM, July 7, 2020 | Update: 5:04:PM, July 7, 2020

DHAKA, – Bangladesh today recorded 55 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 3027 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 78,102 after another 1,953 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said.

“Fifty-five more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 2151,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city this afternoon.

She said the tally of infections has surged to 1, 68,645 as 3027 new cases were confirmed in the 24 hours.

The health official also informed that a total of 13,173 samples were tested at authorised laboratories across the country during the time.

Among the total infections, 46.31 percent patients have recovered while 1.21 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, she said.

Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.