DHAKA, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reached 172,134 on Wednesday, as nearly 3,500 new patients were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana told a briefing Wednesday afternoon that "3,489 new COVID-19 positive patients and 46 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."
"The number of confirmed infections in the country totaled 172,134 while fatalities stood at 2,197," she said.
According to the official, 15,672 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in labs across the country.
She said the total number of recovered patients in the country stands at 80,838 including 2,736.