Bangladesh has registered 32 deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to Monday morning. With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 12,181 in the country.
The country also logged a total of 780,857 coronavirus cases with 698 people testing positive over the same period.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Monday.
Meanwhile, another 1,058 patients recovered from the infectious disease through treatment at home and in hospital care.
Of the 32 deceased — 23 men and nine women — 21 were from Dhaka, three from Sylhet, two each from Chittagong, Rajshahi and Khulna, and one each from Barisal and Mymensingh divisions.
Thirty of them died at different hospitals while one died at home.
So far, 8,820 men (72.41%) and 3,361 women (27.59%) have died of Covid-19 across the country.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected currently stands at 1.56%.
As many as 10,347 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 466 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 698 new patients were confirmed.
The latest figures showed an infection rate of 6.75%.
To date, 5,718,063 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 13.66%.
Up to this point, 723,094 patients — 92.60% of all infected — have recovered from Covid-19 across the country.
On March 8, 2020, the 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 fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed 3,394,405 lives and infected 163,752,013 people across the world till Monday afternoon, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
As many as 142,240,257 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.
The novel coronavirus broke out in China’s Wuhan city in late December in 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.