Total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the country climbs to 7,667
Bangladesh has confirmed five more people, three men and two women, died of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, taking the number of deaths to 168 in the country.
Besides, 564 more people tested positive for Covid-19 over the same period, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 7,667.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana revealed the latest figures during a daily online briefing on the coronavirus situation from Dhaka on Thursday afternoon.
In the last 24 hours, some 5,626 samples were collected and of those, 4,965 were tested in 29 labs across the country.
A total of 641 people tested positive for the infection on Wednesday, which was the highest number of cases recorded in a single day.
On April 20, the death toll from coronavirus infection crossed the 100 mark in Bangladesh.
On April 17, the country recorded the highest deaths with 15 more fatalities from the pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO), since the country declared its first death on March 18.
Meanwhile, 10 patients were released in the last 24 hours. A total of 160 individuals have recovered from the disease so far since Bangladesh recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 8.
The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan, has claimed more than 228,370 lives and infected more than 3,229,810 people globally, according to Worldometer.
As many as 1,006,988 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 210 countries and territories across the planet.