Bangladesh saw another spike in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths as the health authorities announced the detection of 2,423 new cases and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours on Thursday.
“With the latest figures, the death toll reached 781 while the number of confirmed cases stood at 57,563, said Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) at a regular online briefing, UNB reports.
In the last 24 hours, 50 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 12,694 samples, she added.
She also said that in the last 24 hours 571 coronavirus-infected people made full recovery in the country.
Bangladesh confirmed its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18 but it has been seeing a sharp rise in both new cases and deaths in recent weeks.
In the last month alone, the country recorded 452 deaths and 39,386 confirmed cases.
In March, the number of confirmed cases was 51 and six people were killed. In April, 160 people were killed while 7,616 confirmed cases were reported.