DHAKA, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reached 159,679 Saturday as 3,288 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing Saturday afternoon that "3,288 new COVID-19 positive cases and 29 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."
"The number of confirmed infections in the country totaled 159,679 while fatalities stood at 1,997," she said.
According to the official, 14,727 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in labs across the country.
She said the total number of recovered patients in the country now stands at 70,721.