Healthcare officials today reported three fresh COVID-19 deaths to increase the pandemic toll to 20 overnight, while 54 people have tested positive during the period, raising their number to 218.
Three more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, while the number of coronavirus cases has stood at 218 as 54 more people have been infected by the lethal virus during the time, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora told a virtual media briefing from Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka.
Three more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Wednesday (Apr 8), raising the death toll from Covid-19 in the country to 20.
Besides, 54 other people tested positive for the disease during the period, taking the number of such cases in the country to 218.
Prof De Meerjady Sabrina Flora, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), came up with the disclosures in a daily bulletin.
A total of 981 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, she said.
Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has jumped to 82,074 as of Wednesday morning.
It has so far infected 1,431,689 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of those infected, 1,047, 470 are currently being treated with 47,891 being in serious or critical condition.
So far, 302,145 people have recovered.