Bangladesh reported 1,557 new Covid-19 cases and 28 more deaths on Tuesday, raising the tally of cases to 352,178 and death toll to 5,007.
The death rate now stands at 1.42%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Bangladesh reported its maiden Covid-19 cases on March 8 and first death on March 18. It took the virus 199 days to cross the 5,000-mark of deaths since it made inroads into the country.
Deaths from the novel coronavirus crossed 1,000 on June 10. Just 25 days later, on July 5, the country recorded a death toll of 2,000; then it took only 23 days to reach the 3,000-mark and 4,000 deaths were recorded on August 25.
The latest daily infection rate was 10.99% and the overall rate stood at 19.05%.
A total of 14,164 samples have been tested in 102 labs across the country in the past 24 hours till Tuesday at 8am. So far, 1,848,487 samples have been tested.
The 28 novel coronavirus patients – 17 men and 11 women – died in different hospitals during the 24-hour period, read a press release issued by the DGHS.
Moreover, 18 of them hailed from Dhaka, four from Chattogram, three from Khulna, and one each from the Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions.
Meanwhile, 2,073 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus in the 24-hour period. The total number of recoveries has reached 260,790 while the recovery rate is 74.05%.
The gender breakdown of the deceased shows that 3,890 were men and the rest were women.
The data related to division-wise fatalities shows that: 2,467 victims hailed from Dhaka, 1,039 from Chattogram, 420 from Khulna, 332 from Rajshahi, 235 from Rangpur, 222 from Sylhet, 185 from Barishal, and 107 from Mymensingh.