So far at least 6,930 people have died of Covid-19 in the country
Bangladesh has logged 24 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours until Wednesday morning, taking the overall tally to 6,930.
The total number of coronavirus cases surged to 484,104 as the health authorities recorded 2,159 fresh cases in the 24-hour span.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the updated figures through a regular press release on Wednesday.
Of the total samples tested, 12.67% tested positive, whereas 16.63 % cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, added the press release.
Among the total infections, 83.86% patients have recovered, while 1.43% died since Bangladesh detected its first three Covid-19 positive cases on March 8.
Of the 24 victims, 18 are male, the press release said, adding that three were in their 40s, five in their 50s, while 16 were above 60 years.
The division-wise data shows that 17 deaths took place in Dhaka division, two each in Chittagong, Khulna and Mymensingh and one in Barisal.
Among the total 6,930 deaths, 3,760 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,290 in Chittagong division, 414 in Rajshahi division, 505 in Khulna division, 229 in Barisal division, 271 in Sylhet division, 312 in Rangpur division, and 149 in Mymensingh division.
The recovery count rose to 405,966 after another 4,772 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
A total of 17,042 samples were tested at 140 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
A total of 2,911,664 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first Covid-19 cases in the country.
The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the Covid-19 patients, the government has introduced round-the-clock telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, in the country.
A total of 606,561 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.
The DGHS said 23,126,431 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.
To receive information and treatment facilities on Covid-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263, 333 and 10655.
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 1,565,192 lives and infected 68,651,512 people across the world till Wednesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 47,554,450 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 218 countries and territories across the planet.