Bangladesh today reported 289 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight five lives.
“The country reported 1.39 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 20,773 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, ” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and its upazilas is 189 while one Covid-19 related death was reported during the same period.
The official tally showed that the virus killed 27,828 people and infected 15,67,981 so far, it added.
The recovery count rose to 15,31,740 after another 413 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.69 percent Covid-19 patients have recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.
The DGHS said among the total 27,828 fatalities, 12,134 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,649 in Chattogram, 2,040 in Rajshahi, 3,591 in Khulna, 945 in Barishal, 1,263 in Sylhet, 1,363 in Rangpur and 843 in Mymensingh divisions.