Bangladesh on Wednesday registered eight more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the toll in the country to 163.
The tally of COVID-19 infections surged to 7,103 after another 641 people in a single-day record jump tested positive in the same period, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said.
Another 11 patients recovered from the virus during that period, raising the number of recoveries to 150, bdnews24 reported.
Globally, over 3.11 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 217,212 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. (IANS)