With the deaths of 24 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00
am on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 6,930.
During this timeline, 2,159 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 4,84,104.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter
through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional
Director General of DGHS, on Wednesday afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 4,772 more recoveries in a day, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,05,966.
In the last 24 hours, 140 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 16,972 samples and tested 17,042.
With this, a total of 29,11,664 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 18 were men and the rest six were women. Of them, 17 are from Dhaka, two from Chattogram, Mymensingh and Khulna each, and one from Barishal divisions respectively.
The infection rate is 12.67 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 16.63 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 83.86 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.43 per cent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 and the first death on March 18.