Death toll reaches 5,761
Bangladesh has registered 14 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until Friday morning, taking the number of total fatalities to 5,761.
The country also logged more than 396,000 coronavirus cases with 1,586 people having tested positive over the same period.
With the latest figure, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 396,413, according to the daily virus update released on Friday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the 14 deceased, including 13 men, 12 were from Dhaka division and two from Rajshahi division.
All the victims died at different hospitals in the country.
So far, 4,435 men (76.98%) and 1,326 women (23.02%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.45%.
The DGHS said 13,857 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours.
As many as 14,119 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 111 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 1,586 new patients were confirmed.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 11.23%.
To date, 2,235,488 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 17.73% so far.
The health authorities said 1,533 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 312,065 patients — 78.72% of all infected — have made full recovery across the country.
On March 8, health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.
The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 1,143,791 lives and infected 42,065,706 people across the world till Friday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 31,213,801 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 215 countries and territories across the planet.