Bangladesh currently has 113,942 active Covid-19 cases, making it seventh on the list of countries with such cases, according to the USA-based reference website worldometers.info.
However, the country is in the 16th position globally in terms of total Covid-19 cases. Among South Asian countries, India is ahead of Bangladesh with 681,053 active cases, the web portal reported.
Bangladesh reported another 2,024 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning while the latest day's infection rate was 20.20 percent.
With this, the total number of positive cases in the country so far stands at 276,549 at an infection rate of 20.46 percent, read a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In that 24-hour period, 1,315 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries reached 158,950 and the recovery rate stood at 57.48 percent.
Data from the worldometers.info revealed that the USA tops the list with 2,454,316 active cases, followed by Brazil, India, Russia, Colombia and Peru ranking higher than Bangladesh.
Bangladesh confirmed its first Covid-19 cases on March 8 and the first death from the virus on March 18. It reported 32 more deaths from the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till Sunday 8am.
With this, the death toll now stands at 3,657 while the death rate at 1.32 percent, read the press release.
In that 24-hour period, 10,018 were tested in 87 labs across the country. So far, 1,351,666 samples have been tested for the coronavirus.
Of the deceased patients, 25 were men and seven were women. Moreover, 14 of them hailed from Dhaka, six from Rajshahi division, each three from Chattogram and Barishal, two each from Khulna, Rangpur and Sylhet.
Among the deceased, one was within the 31-40 years old, three within 41-50, nine within 51-60, and 19 were above 60. Thirty-one of them died in different hospitals and one died at one's residence.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19's victims shows that 79.03 percent of the total were men, and 20.97 percent were women.
While talking about division-wise new cases, 1,748 hailed from Dhaka division, 837 from Chattogram, 289 from Khulna, 240 from Rajshahi, 174 from Sylhet, 148 from Rangpur, 141 from Barishal and 80 from Mymensingh division.