Bangladesh on Thursday reported the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths since March 28 as 41 more deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
With this new figure, the death toll rose to 11,796.
Since April 5, 2021 when 35 deaths were reported in the country, the daily death toll had been on the rise with a record number of fatalities being reported almost every day.
On April 19, Bangladesh reported its highest number of fatalities when 112 people died from the virus.
During this timeline, 1,822 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,69,160.
Health authorities also reported 3,698 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,02,163 according to data released by the government.
In the last 24 hours, 428 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 21,822 samples and tested 21,585.
With this, a total of 55,82,263 samples were tested in the country.
So far, 58,19,811 people across the country received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine while 32,10,509 received second dose.
Among 41 deaths, 22 are male and 19 female, the press release said, adding that two was between 41-50 years old; 15 within 51-60; and 24 were above 60 years old.
Of them, 20 are from Dhaka, 14 from Chattogram, two each from Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barishal, one from Khulna division.
The infection rate is 8.44 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.78 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 91.29 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 32,58,339 people globally and infected 15,59,26,018 while 13,33,91,601 made recovery as of today afternoon.