Death toll reaches 6,580
Bangladesh has witnessed 36 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until Saturday morning, taking the number of total fatalities to 6,580.
The country also logged more than 460,000 coronavirus cases with 1,908 people testing positive over the same period.
With the latest figure, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 460,619, according to the daily virus update released on Saturday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the 36 deceased -- 28 men and eight women -- 30 were from Dhaka division, three from Khulna, and one each from Chittagong, Barisal, and Rangpur divisions.
All the victims died at different hospitals in the country.
So far, 5,052 men (76.78%) and 1,528 women (23.22%) 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 13,718 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours.
As many as 14,012 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 118 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 1,908 new patients were confirmed.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 13.62%.
To date, 2,743,592 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 16.79% so far.
The health authorities said 2,209 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 375,885 patients — 81.60% 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 1,451,038 lives and infected 62,076,272 people across the world till Saturday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 42,870,191 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 218 countries and territories across the planet.