• Total infected: 3,91,586
• Total death: 5,699
• Total recovery: 307,141
• Total sample test: 21,92,325
Bangladesh confirmed 18 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Tuesday 8am.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 5,699, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a press release.
In the last 24 hours, 1,380 people tested positive for Covid-19, and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 391,586.
Among the deceased, 14 were men and four were women. Moreover, 12 of them hailed from Dhaka division, three from Chattogram, two from Rangpur and one from Khulna.
All of them succumbed to the virus at different hospitals across the country.
In the last 24 hours, 13,611 samples were tested in 110 labs across the country. With these, 2,192,325 samples have been tested so far.
The latest day's infection rate was 10.14% of the total tests though the overall rate in the country till date was 17.86%. The death rate stands at 1.46%.
In the past 24 hours, 1,542 patients were declared free of Covid-19, raising the total number of recoveries to 307,141 with a 78.44% recovery rate.
10 private labs to issue Covid certificates for travellers
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has selected 10 private RT-PCR labs to issue Covid-19 certificates for citizens willing to travel abroad.
The organisations are the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, DMFR Molecular Lab and Diagnostics, Labaid Hospital, Universal Medical College Hospital, Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives, Popular Diagnostic Centre, Square Hospitals, Evercare Hospital, Praava diagnostic and United Hospital.
The ministry, in a press release, requested the authorities at all the airports, seaports and land ports of the country to allow people to travel upon providing their Covid-19 free certificates issued by the aforementioned labs.
Earlier in July, the government had selected 16 public labs to issue Covid-19 certificates for people willing to travel abroad.
From now on, total 26 private and government labs will issue novel coronavirus certificates for travellers.