With the deaths of 10 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00am on Saturday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 8,451.
During this timeline, 540 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,49,724.
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.
Health authorities also reported 822 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,01,966.
In the last 24 hours, 219 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 12,834 samples and tested 13,082.
With this, a total of 41,32,113 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, seven were male and three female. Of them, four are from Dhaka, two each from Chattogram, and Rajshahi, one each from Khulna and Barishal divisions.
The infection rate is 4.13 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.30 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 91.31 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.54 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 25,93,675 people globally and infected 11,67,50,398 as of today afternoon.