Health Desk-22 July, 2020: Bangladesh has registered 42 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, bringing the death toll to 2,751.
The caseload surged to 213,254 after 2,744 positive tests for COVID-19 were confirmed in the 24 hours to 8am Wednesday, according to the health directorate.
The recovery tally also climbed to 117,202 with another 1,895 patients overcoming the disease with treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing on Wednesday.
It puts the recovery rate at 54.96 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.29 percent following the deaths of 30 men and 12 women in the last 24 hours.
A total of 12,050 samples were tested at authorised labs across the country during that time, with a positivity rate of 22.77 percent, according to government data.