COVID-19, a highly infectious viral disease, infected 3,775 persons and claimed 41 more lives in the last 24-hour on Wednesday in Bangladesh.

The country’s confirmed cases now stand at 1,49,258‬ while the death toll hits 1,888.

Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, disclosed the information at the regular online briefing on the COVID-19 situation.

Some 2,484 people were declared recovered from the novel coronavirus infection, taking the total number to 62,102.

The first novel coronavirus infections were recorded in Bangladesh on March 8 while the first death on March 18. It took only 103 days to cross the one lakh mark of the detected patients.

Some 17,875 specimens were tested in the timeline at 69 labs across the country, said Dr Nasima.

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