DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday (July 3) confirmed 42 more deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,968.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 3,114 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,56,391.
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of DGHS, came up with the information in an online regular health bulletin about the latest corona situation in the country on Friday afternoon.
As 1,606 patients recovered in last 24 hours, the number of total recovery reached 68,048, she also said.
In the last 24 hours, 63 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 14,650 samples. With this, a total of 8,17,347 samples have been tested so far, Dr Nasima Sultana added.
Bangladesh reported its first croronaviurs case on March 8 while first death on March 18.
BDST: 1548 HRS, JUL 03, 2020