Bangladesh on Friday crossed the grim milestone of 13,000 deaths (exact numbers - 13,032) from Covid-19 after 43 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.
However, the fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.58%, read a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Also, the upward trend in Covid-19 infections continued as for the second consecutive day over 2,000 (exact numbers - 2,454) cases were reported in the preceding 24 hours. With today's additions, the total caseload reached 8,22,849 and the positivity rate was recorded at 13.24% in the country.
Also, 18,535 samples were tested in 510 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 30 were men, and 13 were women. Of the victims, 42 died in different hospitals across the country while one at home.
Moreover, 11 of the deceased hailed from the Rajshahi division, 10 from Chattogram, eight from Dhaka, seven from Khulna, four from Ranpur, two from Barishal and one from Mymensingh division.
Also, 2,286 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.59% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,380 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,652 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
India reported 91,702 Covid-19 cases on Friday, a marked fall from Thursday's single-day infection spike. At the same time, as many as 3,403 new deaths were recorded, reports Hindustan Times.
As of Friday, 3,789,940 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 175,658,157 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer.