Bangladesh, on Monday, confirmed 3,201 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total count to 1,65,618 since the country's maiden case was diagnosed on March 8 this year.
Of the total infections, at least 76,149 patients have recovered from the disease. Of them, 3,524 recovered in the past 24 hours till Monday 8 am – a higher number than that of new infections.
The recovery rate now stands at 45.98 percent, said Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, at the daily online bulletin on the day's Covid-19 situation.
Meanwhile, 44 more people died of the novel coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed deaths now stands at 2,096 and the current death rate against the total infections is 1.27 percent.
Among the deceased in the last 24 hours, 33 were men and 11 women. Division-wise, Dhaka reported the highest death toll of 17 people, followed by Chattogram, 11, and Barishal, 4. Three deaths were reported in the Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions, each, while two died in each of the Rangpur, Khulna and Mymensingh divisions.
Thirty-five of the deceased breathed their last at different hospitals, while nine others died at their homes.
Some 1,657 of the deceased are men and 439 are women – which are 79.05 percent and 20.95 percent of the total fatalities, respectively.
"Some 15,201 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 14,245 were tested in 68 labs across the country. So far, 860,307 samples have been tested," said Nasima Sultana.
Meanwhile, 11,577 police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 with 88 of them diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
According to sources at the Police Headquarters, 2,362 of Covid-19-infected policemen are members of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
So far, 45 members of the police have died of Covid-19, while 7,637 others have recovered from the virus.
Some 11,489 members of the police are under quarantine and 4,635 others have been placed in institutional isolation.
Monday's infection rate was 22.47 percent of the total tests, though the overall infection rate in the country till Monday was 19.25 percent.
Some 677 people were placed in isolation in the last 24 hours.
Currently 4,449 patients are undergoing treatment at general hospitals and 220 are in ICU beds. In the last 24 hours, 715 new patients were admitted to hospitals and 644 patients were discharged from hospitals.