Bangladesh sees highest single-day hike of COVID-19 death toll

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DHAKA, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh saw the highest single-day hike of 22 deaths of COVID-19 patients Thursday.

Prof. Nasima Sultana, a senior health ministry official, told an online media briefing in Dhaka that "22 COVID-19 deaths including 19 men and three women were confirmed in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country since March 18 to 408."

Earlier on May 18, Bangladesh reported 21 deaths of COVID-19 patients within a day.

According to the official, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 28,511, with the biggest daily rise of 1,773 cases reported in the last 24 hours as of 8:00 a.m. local time on Thursday.

Bangladesh earlier recorded the highest 1,617 cases in a 24-hour period on May 20.

According to the official, 10,262 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in labs across Bangladesh.

During the last 24 hours, 395 more patients were released from hospitals and clinics, bringing the number of recovered patients in the country to 5,602, said the official. Enditem

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