DHAKA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 614 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths on Wednesday, making the tally at 547,930 and death toll at 8,428, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The official data showed that 16,414 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across the country.
The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 499,627 including 936 new recoveries on Wednesday, said the DGHS.
According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh stood at 1.54 percent and the current recovery rate at 91.18 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 last year.