16 COVID deaths, 2,187 new cases
Bangladesh on Thursday recorded 2,187 cases from novel coronavirus in last 24 hours with 10.45 per cent positivity rate, the highest daily cases in last three months.
On December 9, a total of 2,159 cases were reported in the country.
With the new figure, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 5,64,939.
During this timeline, 16 deaths were also reported, taking the total death toll to 8,624.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Thursday afternoon.
Health authorities reported another 1,534 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 5,17,523.
Authorities have so far tested 43,49,194 samples, including 20,925 in the past 24 hours.
So far, the recovery rate is 91.61 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.53 per cent.
China reported first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, on January 11 last year.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 26,94,724people globally and infected 1,219,24,518 as of today afternoon.