People line up Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital (CPH) to test coronavirus infection on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first case of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2. The virus broke out in China's Wuhan in December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
As of Thursday, Bangladesh recorded its highest Covid-19 daily death toll and cases tally in the last 24 hours, with 22 new deaths and 1,773 fresh cases. With the latest figures, the country's Covid-19 death toll stands at 408, and the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases climbs to 28,511.