Bangladesh records highest daily spike of COVID-19 since July 2020, school closure extended

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DHAKA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh reported a daily spike of 3,908 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest single-day number recorded since July last year, bringing its total tally to 595,714.

The daily spike was compared to 4,019 registered on July 2, 2020.

In the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 35 more deaths from the coronavirus epidemic, bringing the COVID-19 related death toll to 8,904.

The official data showed 22,136 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the country rose to 535,941, including 2,019 new recoveries on Sunday, said the DGHS.

According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.49 percent and recovery rate 89.97 percent.

In response to the COVID-19 situation recently, the closure of all primary schools and kindergartens in the country has been extended till May 22, according to a statement issued by Bangladesh’s Ministry of Primary and Mass Education on Sunday. Enditem

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