DHAKA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 1,541 new COVID-19 cases and 22 new deaths on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 345,805 and total deaths to 4,881, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The official data showed that 12,730 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.
The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 252,335 including 1,923 new recoveries on Friday, said the DGHS.
According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.41 percent and the current recovery rate is 72.97 percent.
Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 4,019 on July 2 and the highest number of deaths of 64 on June 30.