18 COVID-19 deaths, 1,159 fresh cases
Bangladesh recorded another 1,159 cases and 18 deaths from novel coronavirus in last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday.
With the new figures, the tally of COVID-19 infections reached 5,57,395 and death toll 8,545.
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, today afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 1,385 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,11,695.
In the last 24 hours, 219 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 16,528 samples and tested 16,206.
With this, a total of 42,64,551 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 12 were male and six female. Of them, 10 are from Dhaka, five from Chattogram, two from Rajshahi, and one from Barishal division.
The infection rate is 7.15 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.07 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 91.80 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 26,61,264 people globally and infected 12,01,42,521 as of today afternoon.