Death toll reaches 6,388
Bangladesh has witnessed 38 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning, taking the number of total fatalities to 6,388.
The country also logged more than 447,000 coronavirus cases with 2,060 people having tested positive over the same period.
With the latest figure, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 447,341, according to the daily virus update released on Sunday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the 38 deceased -- 28 men and 10 women -- 28 were from Dhaka division, three from Chittagong, two each from Khulna and Mymensingh, and one each from Rajshahi, Barisal, and Rangpur divisions.
All the victims died at different hospitals in the country.
So far, 4,909 men (76.85%) and 1,479 women (23.15%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.43%.
The DGHS said 13,665 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours.
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As many as 13,870 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 117 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 2,060 new patients were confirmed.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 14.85%.
To date, 2,649,072 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 16.89% so far.
The health authorities said 2,076 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 362,428 patients — 81.02% 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 1,388,032 lives and infected 58,585,913 people across the world till Sunday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 40,549,835 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 218 countries and territories across the planet.