DHAKA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh recorded 28 new COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday, the highest increase in a single day since the pandemic started.
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 to 610.
According to the official, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 44,608 with the a rise of 1,764 cases in the last 24 hours as of 8:00 a.m. local time on Saturday.
She said 9,987 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in scores of labs across Bangladesh.
During the last 24 hours, 360 more patients were released from hospitals and clinics, bringing the number of recovered patients in the country to 9,375, said the official.