Bangladesh on Sunday logged 481 coronavirus cases while the pathogen claimed14 lives overnight, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement. The country recorded 2.36 percent positive cases as 20,355 samples were tested in the past 24 hours till 8 am on Sunday.
Data of the DGHS shows, in the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 301 while three COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.The official tally showed the virus killed 27,688 people and infected 15,62,359 so far, it added. The recovery count rose to 15,23,833 after another 699 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS said among the total 27,688 fatalities, 12,068 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,620 in Chattogram, 2032 in Rajshahi, 3,573 in Khulna, 939 in Barishal, 1,258 in Sylhet, 1,360 in Rangpur and 838 in Mymensingh division. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.