Bangladesh on Thursday reported 244 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight five lives.
The country reported 1.25 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 19,507 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 upazilas of the district is 156 while three Covid-19 deaths were reported during the period.
The official tally showed that the virus killed 27,939 people and infected 15,73,458 so far, the statement added.
The recovery count rose to 15,37,518 after another 294 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.72 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.78 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.
The DGHS said among the total 27,939 fatalities, 12,187 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,673 in Chattogram, 2,049 in Rajshahi, 3,604 in Khulna, 946 in Barishal, 1,270 in Sylhet, 1,366 in Rangpur and 844 in Mymensingh divisions.