With the deaths of 34 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Friday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 12,758.
During this timeline, 1,887 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 8,07,867.
Health authorities also reported 1,723 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,47,758 according to data released by the government.
In the last 24 hours, 509 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 18,459 and tested 18,151.
With this, a total of 60,21,145 samples were tested in the country.
Among 34 deaths, 20 are male and 14 female, the press release said, adding that one was in his 20, two were in their 30s, five in their 40s, and six in their 50s while 19 were above 60 years.
The infection rate is 10.40 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.42 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 92.51 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.58 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 37,18,988 people globally and infected 17,29,72,612 while 15,57,05,630 made recovery as of today afternoon.