Bangladesh confirmed 24 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Thursday at 8am, taking the death toll to 5,747.
According to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,696 people tested positive for Covid-19 during the past 24 hours. With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country currently stands at 3,94,827.
The latest day's infection rate was 11.34% of the total tests, while the overall infection rate in the country till date was 17.77%. The death rate stands at 1.46%.
Among the deceased, 18 were men and six were women. All the deceased died in different hospitals across the country, added the press release.
Fourteen among the deceased hailed from Dhaka, six from Chattogram, three from Khulna, and one from Sylhet division.
Some 14,958 samples were tested in 110 labs across the country in the last 24 hours. So far, 22,21,369 samples have been tested across the country.
Meanwhile, 1,687 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 3,10,532, with a 78.65% recovery rate.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 4,422 of the total deceased were men, and 1,325 were women.
The country's maiden coronavirus cases were reported on March 8 this year and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.