Bangladesh today recorded 15 more deaths with infection rate marching up, reaching the highest of 21.79 percent in the period of 24-hour.
The Health Directorate reported 2,029 new cases of virus infection, testing 9,310 samples during the time in the country.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 559 and the number of total infections stood at 40,321.
"Among the dead patients, 11 are males and four females. Of them seven are from Dhaka division, eight from Chattogram," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
"9,267 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 9,310 were tested. A total of 2,75,776 samples have been tested so far," she added.
Some 500 patients have recovered from the virus during this time, increasing the total cured patients to 8,420.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 248 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 4,984."
Moreover, there are 13,264 isolation units available in the country, including 7,250 in Dhaka city. 399 ICU facilities and 106 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.
Currently, 58,271 people are quarantined across the country – including 4,001 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 2,16,812 people have completed their quarantine course.
As many as 81,89,176 hotline health services were given by 16,201 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 1,88,898 in last 24-hour till 8am today.
Till date, a total of 699,099 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 536 at airports, 173 at seaports and 407 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,454,737, of which 2,082,934 were distributed and 371,803 are left in store.
The virus has killed 357,516 people globally and infected 5,794,330 so far.