- Total infected: 3,77,073
- Total deceased: 5,500
- Total recovered: 2,91,365
- Total samples tested: 20,61,528
- Isolated: 13,242
- In Quarantine: 41,053
The death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 5,500 in Bangladesh, with 23 newly-reported deaths in the last 24 hours till 8am Saturday.
Additionally, 1,203 people tested positive for Covid-19 during that period, which took the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country to 3,77,073, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the deceased patients, 15 were men and eight were women. Moreover, 19 of them hailed from Dhaka and four from Chattogram division.
All twenty-three of them died in different hospitals.
Meanwhile, 1,453 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and the total number of recoveries reached 2,91,365. The recovery rate currently stands at 77.27%.
In the last 24 hours 10,859 samples were tested in 109 labs across the country. So far 20,61,528 samples have been tested.
The latest day's infection rate was 11.08% of the total tests, although the overall rate in the country to date was 18.29%. The death rate in the country stands at 1.46%.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19's victims shows that 4,237 of the total were men, and 1,263 were women.
The division-wise breakdown of fatalities reveals that 2,790 of the victims of the virus hailed from Dhaka, 1,111 from Chattogram, 447 from Khulna, 359 from Rajshahi, 250 from Rangpur, 235 from Sylhet, 193 from Barisal, and 115 from Mymensingh.
The country's first cases were reported on March 8 this year and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.