Exactly 365 days ago, Bangladesh reported the first death from Covid-19.
On 18 March 2020, healthcare officials in a press briefing had revealed that a 70-year old patient suffering from Covid-19 died in Bangladesh marking the first fatality from the disease.
The patient had also been suffering from diabetes, kidney ailments and hypertension.
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the announcement.
Shortly after, the government declared a "general holiday" throughout the nation from 23 March to 30 May in order to protect the population.
Bangladesh crossed 100 deaths on 20 April and by the end of May over 600 people had died across the country.
The daily death toll peaked in June as on the 30th, 64 people had lost their lives in 24 hours which still is the highest recorded death in a day in Bangladesh. The country reached the grim milestone of 2,000 deaths on 5 July.
On 22 September, the death tally surged past the 5000-mark.
Bangladesh has seen around 24 deaths per day on average since reporting the first one exactly one year ago.
At present, the total number of deaths stands at 8,608 in Bangladesh.