61 Covid deaths, 1,743 fresh cases
Bangladesh on Saturday reported 1,743 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 61 lives.
The country reported 9.82 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 17,750 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in its routine daily statement.
The official tally showed the virus killed 26,493 people and infected 15,12,026 so far, it added.
In the past 24 hours, combined figure of coronavirus of Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 572 while 20 COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.
The recovery count rose to 14,46,003 after another 3,421 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 95.63 percent recovered, while 1.75 percent died.
The DGHS said among the total 26,493 fatalities, 11,550 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,328 in Chattogram, 1,967 in Rajshahi, 3,446 in Khulna, 909 in Barishal, 1,174 in Sylhet, 1,314 in Rangpur and 807 in Mymensingh division.