Bangladesh on Thursday reported nine more COVID-19 deaths and 418 positive cases.
The country’s virus death toll now stands at 8,248 while the infection number at 5,39,571.
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, this afternoon.
Another 681 people recovered from the virus through treatment at homes and hospitals in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 4,85,971.
In the last 24 hours, 206 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 15,307 samples and tested 15,776.
With this, a total of 38,8,017samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, five were men and four were woman. Of them, four are from Dhaka, two each from Chattogram and Khulna, and rest one from Barishal divisions.
As of today, a total of 6,248 men and 2,000 women died from COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
The infection rate is 2.59 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 14.22 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 90.01 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.53 per cent.
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 23,67,138 people globally and infected 10,79,42,368 as of today afternoon.