- Total infected: 489,178
- Total death: 7,020
- Total recovery: 417,503
- Total sample test: 2,956,882
The death toll from Covid-19 in Bangladesh has reached 7,020 after 34 new casualties were reported on Saturday.
Some 1,329 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours till 8am Saturday, increasing the total number of infected patients to 489,178 in the country, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services.
The latest day's infection rate was 10.52% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country to date was 16.54%. The death rate stands at 1.44%.
Also, 3,185 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 417,503 with an 85.35% recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 23 were men and 11 were women. Of them, 32 died in different hospitals across the country while two at home.
Moreover, 24 of them hailed from Dhaka, four from Chattogram, two each from Sylhet and Rangpur , and one each from Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.
Meanwhile, 12,630 samples were tested in 140 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 29,56,882 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 5,362 of the total deceased were men and 1,658 were women.
A total of 153 patients suspected of having Covid-19 were taken into isolation while 146 left isolation in the last 24 hours. Now, 12,617 people are staying in different isolation units across the country.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.
Global death toll rises to 16,03,725
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 16,03,725 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to the Worldometer at 05.37 GMT on Saturday.
At least 71,544,858 coronavirus cases have been registered. Of them, at least 49,750,583 are now considered recovered.
On Saturday, 3,260 new deaths and 123,997 new cases were recorded worldwide.
The United States is the worst-affected country with 302,762 deaths from 16,295,714 cases. At least 9,507,476 people have been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 180,453 deaths from 6,836,313 cases, India with 142,662 deaths from 9,827,026 cases, Mexico with 113,019 deaths from 1,229,379 cases.