DHAKA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rose to 257,600 on Sunday with 2,487 new cases reported, and deaths from the virus increased to 3,399.
Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana told a briefing on Sunday that 34 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.
According to the official, 10,759 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 148,370 with 1,766 new recoveries.
According to the official, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.32 percent and the current recovery rate is 57.60 percent.