Death toll reaches 5,941
Bangladesh has recorded 18 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total fatalities to 5,941.
The country also logged more than 409,000 coronavirus cases with 1,568 people having tested positive over the same period.
With this development, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 409,252.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Sunday.
Of the 18 deceased – 15 men and three women – 14 were from Dhaka division, three from Chittagong and one from Sylhet divisions.
All the victims died at different hospitals in the country.
So far, 4,568 men (77.05%) and 1,373 women (22.95%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.45%.
As many as 12,549 samples were tested in the 109 authorized labs — government and private — across the country.
The latest figures show an infection rate of 12.50%.
To date, 2,348,811 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 17.42% so far.
The health authorities said 1,795 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.
So far, 325,940 patients — 79.64% of all infected — have made full recovery across the country.
At least, 627 people have been placed in quarantine in the last 24 hours. Now, 39,093 people are in quarantine across the country, reads the press release.
And, 128 Covid-19 suspected patients were taken into isolation and 134 were allowed to leave in the last 24 hours. Now, 12,124 people are staying in different isolation units 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 1,201,303 lives and infected 46,469,442 people across the world till Sunday 5pm, according to Worldometer.
As many as 33,549,270 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 215 countries and territories across the planet.