With the deaths of 56 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 11,934.
During this timeline, 1,386 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,73,573.
Health authorities also reported 3,329 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,10,162, according to data released by the government.
The number of virus deaths came down to as low as 50 after over a month on Wednesday. The country saw 50 deaths on April 1 and it had kept rising since then.
In the last 24 hours, 454 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 16,775 samples and tested 16,915.
With this, a total of 56,30,894 samples were tested in the country.
The infection rate is 8.19 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.74 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 91.81 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 32,98,200 people globally and infected 15,83,71,115 while 13,58,71,512 made recovery as of today afternoon.