Bangladesh has registered 35 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, bringing the death toll to 3,035.
Another 2,878 patients recovered from the disease through treatment at home and in hospital in the same period, raising the total to 130,292, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing. It puts the recovery rate at 56.11 percent while the mortality stands at 1.31 percent following the deaths of 30 men and five women in the last 24 hours.
A total of 14,127 samples were tested at 82 authorised labs across the country during that time, 21.30 percent of which returned positive results, according to government data.
Globally, over 16.74 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 660,428 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.