With the deaths of 36 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Thursday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 7,192.
During this timeline,1,134 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 4,96,975.
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, today afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 2,239 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,31,590.
In the last 24 hours, 140 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 12,776 samples and tested 13,191.
With this, a total of 30,35,728 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 27 were men and the rest nine were women while all 36 died in hospitals. Of them, 20 are from Dhaka, eight from Chattogram, two from Rajshahi, three from Rangpur, one from Khulna, Sylhet and Mymensingh divisions each respectively.
So far, 5,489 men (76.32%) and 1,703 women (23.68%) have died from coronavirus in the country.
The infection rate is 8.06 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 16.37 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 86.84 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.45 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 16,57,603 people globally and infected 7,46,35,260 as of Thursday afternoon.