CNI Desk: Bangladesh on Wednesday recorded 37 more coronavirus deaths in the span of 24 hours raising the death toll to 1012.

The country also saw the highest-ever jump in coronavirus cases in a single day as the health authorities confirmed the detection of record 3,190 new patients in the last 24 hours, raising the total cases to 74,865.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin on Wednesday.

In the last 24 hours, 55 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 15,965 samples, she added.

Another 563 patients were released from hospitals in the same period, taking the recovery count to 15,899.

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

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.