Bangladesh reports highest coronavirus cases, deaths

Bangladesh reports highest coronavirus cases, deaths

Bangladesh saw its biggest daily jump in the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths on Sunday.

The health authorities confirmed detection of 2,545 cases in 24 hours until morning, taking the number of confirmed cases in the country to 47,153.

"During this period, 40 patients died, raising the death toll to 650," Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana said at a daily online briefing.

In the last 24 hours, 52 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 11,876 samples, she added.

Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Even if the government extended general holidays until May 30, it has decided not to extend it further.

Meanwhile, the public transport services were also resumed on Sunday as well as the government and private offices opened their doors for staff.

Amid the growing evidence of the coronavirus cases, millions of people started working to protect their livelihoods.

Experts said this move may worsen the coronavirus situation in the country.