With the deaths of 77 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 11,305.
During this timeline, 2,955 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 754,614.
Health authorities also reported 5,392 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 672,319, according to data released by the government.
In the last 24 hours, 358 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 28,427 samples and tested 28,206 .
With this, a total of 54,23,614 samples were tested in the country.
In the last 24 hours, coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested samples.
So far, 5,819,666 people across the country received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine while 2,589,084 received second dose.
Among 77 deaths, 43 are male and 34 female, the press release said, adding that two in their 20s, eight in their 30s, three in their 40s, and 12 are in their 50s while 52 are above 60 years. Of them, 46 are from Dhaka, nine from Chattogram, five from Rajshahi, seven from Khulna, five from Barishal, two from Sylhet, one from Rangpur, and two from Mymensingh division
The infection rate is 10.48 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.91 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 89.09 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.50 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 3,151,683 people globally and infected 149,432,808 while 127,111,632 made recovery as of today afternoon.