Fifty more people have died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 3,229 in the country.
Besides, 1,918 fresh positive cases have been registered during the time. With this, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 2,44,020.
DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure joining the daily health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) online on Tuesday (August 02).
Besides, 1,955 new people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,39,807 the health official said.
A total of 7,712 samples have been tested at 83 authorized coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours, she added.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.
As of Tuesday afternoon, a total of 18,456,682 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 697,700 while 11,690,672 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.