DHAKA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh recorded 28 new COVID-19 fatalities Sunday, the highest daily death toll since the pandemic began in the country on March 8.
The rise in deaths comes after the country reported 24 new COVID-19 fatalities on Friday.
Professor Nasima Sultana, a senior health ministry official, told an online media briefing in Dhaka that "28 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country since March 18 to 480."
According to the official, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 33,610, with the daily rise of 1,532 cases reported in the last 24 hours as of 8:00 a.m. local time on Sunday.
According to the official, 8,908 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in labs across Bangladesh.
During the last 24 hours, 415 more patients were released from hospitals and clinics, bringing the number of recovered patients in the country to 6,901, said the official. Enditem