Bangladesh on Sunday confirmed 14 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 1,273 new infections in the last 24 hours after testing 8,114 samples.
Total death toll from the virus reached 328, while the number of total infections stood at 22,268 in the country, Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the health directorate, informed during the daily virtual briefing.
"Among the dead patients, 13 are male and one female. Nine of the deceased are from Dhaka division, while the remaining five are from Chattogram division," she added.
She said 8,575 samples had been collected in the last 24 hours by 42 PCR labs across the country.
"Some 256 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, increasing the total to 4,373," Dr Nasima added.
According to the latest data by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 19.64 percent coronavirus infected patients have recovered and some 1.47 percent have succumbed to Covid-19.
Currently, 49,417 people are quarantined across the country – including 3,634 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 191,131 people have completed their quarantine courses.
"The authorities placed 276 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 3,248 after 1,604 left," said Dr Nasima.
Some 200 more isolation wards were added in Dhaka city in the last 24 hours, and now the country is capable of accommodating 9,134 people. More 500 isolation wards are being prepared at the Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, and 200 more at the Mymensingh Nursing Dormitory.
Ten more ICUs were added to the existing 339 in the country in the last 24 hours and 102 dialysis beds have been made available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients.
According to the DGHS, 5,812,473 hotline health services were given by 15,922 trained and 4,157 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, till 8am on Sunday.
Till date, 688,976 thermal screenings have been conducted at different ports, including 895 at airports, 217 at seaports and 406 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
The government has collected 2,251,304 personal protective equipment (PPE), of which 1,915,772 were distributed and 335,532 have been left in store.
The virus has killed 313,400 people globally and infected 4,733,883 so far.