Bangladesh reports 42 COVID-19 deaths, 3,784 cases Monday 

Dhaka, Aug 24: Bangladesh today recorded 42 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 3,784 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 1,82,875 after another 3,784 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
“Forty-two more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,983” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 2,97,083 as 2,485 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 13,382 samples were tested at 91 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 18.57 percent tested positive, while 20.40 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 61.56 percent patients have recovered, while 1.34 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.