The death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 7,000 mark in the county with reporting 34 more deaths in last 24 hours.
With the new figure, the total number of death from the deadly virus reached at 7,020 in Bangladesh.
During this timeline, 1,329 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 4,89,178.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, this afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 3,185 more recoveries in a day, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,17,503 –85.35 per cent of all infected cases.
In the last 24 hours, 140 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 12,065 samples and tested 12,630.
With this, a total of 29,56,882 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 23 were men and the 11 were women. Of them, 24 are from Dhaka, four from Chattogram, two from Sylhet, two from Rangpur, one from Mymensingh and one from Barishal divisions respectively.
As of today, a total of 5,362 men (76.38 per cent) and 1,658 women (23.62 per cent) died from COVID-19 in Bangladesh
The infection rate is 10.42 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 16.54 per cent and mortality rate is 1.44 per cent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 16,03,439 people globally and infected 7,15,31,910 as of Saturday afternoon.
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