Bangladesh has confirmed 17 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Tuesday 8am. This is the lowest daily Covid-19 death count in the last 31 days.
Earlier on 20 November, 17 deaths were recorded in a single day. Then, daily Covid-19 fatalities hovered between 30 and 40.
The country's death toll from the virus has now reached 7,329 and the death rate stands at 1.46%, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the last 24 hours, 1,318 people tested positive for Covid-19, raising the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country to 503,501.
The latest day's infection rate was 8.70% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 16.21%.
Also, 2,235 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 441,929 with an 87.77% recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 11 were men and six were women. Sixteen of them died in different hospitals across the country while one died at home.
Moreover, nine of them hailed from Dhaka, four from Chattogram and one each from the Rajshahi, Sylhet, Rangpur, and Khulna divisions.
Meanwhile, 15,145 samples were tested in 161 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,106,494 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 5,586 of the total deaths were men and 1,743 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March this year and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.
Global death toll rises to 1,711,615
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,711,615 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to the Worldometer at 6:42am GMT on Tuesday.
At least 77,825,694 cases of the novel coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 54,713,794 are now considered recovered.
On Tuesday, 3,089 more deaths and 118,365 new cases were recorded worldwide.