Bangladesh confirmed 37 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until Thursday 8am, taking the death toll in the country to 6,967.
Currently, the Covid-19 death rate in the country stands at 1.43%, according to a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued on Thursday.
In the last 24 hours, 1,861 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the infection rate stood at 11.44% of the total tests.
With the new cases, the country now has 4,85,965 Covid-19 positive cases, according to the DGHS.
In the last 24 hours 16,265 samples were tested in 140 labs across the country. So far 29,27,929 samples have been tested here.
Besides, 4,486 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the time period, increasing the tally to 4,10,452 at a recovery rate of 84.46%.
Of the deceased, 28 were men and nine were women. Moreover, 23 of them were from Dhaka, seven from Chattogram, three from Mymensingh, and two each from Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions.
Thirty-six of them died in different hospitals and one at home.
Meanwhile, 1,053 people have been placed in quarantine in the last 24 hours. Now, 42,183 people are in quarantine across the country, reads the press release.
At the same time, 207 Covid-19 suspected patients were isolated in the last 24 hours. Currently, 12,653 people are staying in different isolation units across the country.
Bangladesh confirmed the first Covid-19 case on 8 March, and reported the first death from the virus on 18 March.