Dhaka, Apr 24: The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh rose to 131 after the country confirmed four more deaths on Friday. The country also recorded 503 cases of the deadly virus, taking the total to 4,689, said Nasima Sultana, ADG of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the past 24 hours, samples of 3,686 people were examined at 21 institutions including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Out of them, 503 tested positive for COVID-19, and among the infected, four more died from the virus, she said in DGHS' regular bulletin on coronavirus.
So far, a total 39,776 samples were examined, she said adding that four more people have been cured from the disease, raising the number of cured patients to 112.(UNI)