Death toll reaches 6,675
The deadly coronavirus has claimed 31 more lives in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours until Tuesday morning, taking the number of total fatalities to 6,675.
Besides, the country registered more than 467,000 Covid-19 cases with 2,293 people testing positive over the same period.
With the latest figure, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 467,225, according to the daily virus update released on Tuesday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the 31 deceased -- 17 men and 14 women -- 23 were from Dhaka division, five from Chittagong, and one each from Rajshahi, Sylhet, and Mymensingh divisions.
All the victims died at different hospitals in the country.
So far, 5,116 men (76.64%) and 1,559 women (23.36%) 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 15,969 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours.
As many as 15,501 samples were tested in the 118 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 2,293 new patients were confirmed.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 14.79%.
To date, 2,788,202 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 16.76% so far.
The health authorities said 2,513 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 383,224 patients — 82.02% 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 1,475,636 lives and infected 63,658,915 people across the world till Tuesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 44,057,803 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 218 countries and territories across the planet.