Bangladesh reported 14 more deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Sunday to take the total fatalities in the country to 328.
Besides, record 1,273 new Covid-19 cases were detected in the country during the period, raising the total to 22,268.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
Update on: (17-May-2020)
This is the highest recorded daily tally in the country since the first three cases were reported on March 8. On May 15, highest 1,202 cases were recorded in the country.
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), came up with the disclosure in the daily online health bulletin at the Management Information System (MIS) in the afternoon.
She said 256 more patients recovered from Covid-19 disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 4,373.
Prof Nasima said 8,114 were tested in 42 labs across the country in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 175,228 samples have so far been tested in the country.
On Saturday, Bangladesh reported 16 deaths from coronavirus and 930 cases.
Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has reached 313,260 as of Sunday morning.
Besides, it has so far infected 4,721,828 people around the world, according to Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 2,596,432 patients, 2,551,605 are in mild condition, which is 80 percent, while 44,827 or 2 percent remain in critical condition.
So far, 1,812,136 people have made recovery from the disease.
The virus is currently affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.