Bangladesh registered 37 more deaths from Covid-19 and 1,608 new cases of the deadly disease between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Disclosing the latest data in a media statement on Tuesday afternoon, the health directorate also said that another 1,923 patients recovered from Covid-19 around the country during the same period.
With the latest development, the country’s death toll since March last year reached 12,248, the total number of cases 783,737, and the number of total recovery 726,132, which is 92.65% of all infected.
Of the 37 deceased — 24 men and 13 women — 16 were from the Dhaka Division, 15 from Chittagong, two each from Khulna, Sylhet, and one each from Mymensingh and Rangpur divisions.
Thirty-six of them died at different hospitals and one at home.
So far, 8,858 men (72.32%) and 3,390 women (27.68%) 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 20,528 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 478 authorized labs — government and private — across the country between 8am Tuesday and 8am Wednesday.
The latest figures showed an infection rate of 7.83%.
To date, 5,755,446 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 13.62%.
On March 8, 2020, the health authorities in Bangladesh had reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain that was later named Sars-CoV-2.
The fast-spreading virus claimed over 3,420,000 lives and infected more than 164,958,000 people across the world till Wednesday afternoon, according to worldometer.
At the same time, over 143,944,000 people also recovered from Covid-19.
The novel coronavirus broke out in China’s Wuhan city in late December 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months