Bangladesh reports record 786 COVID-19 cases in a single day


DHAKA, May 5, 2020 (Mt) – Bangladesh today registered the highest number of 786 fresh positive cases from the novel corona virus (COVID-19) in a single day and reported one more death overnight. “As many as 786 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 5,711 samples in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infections to10,929,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city. She said the number of fatalities has declined significantly during the time as one COVID-19 patient died, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 183. Nasima said 193 corona virus patients were cured in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,403 since the country detected its first COVID-19 cases on March 8.

Bangladesh confirmed the first corona virus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.


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