At least 34 more people died of COVID-19 and 3,587 others were detected with coronavirus infection across Bangladesh in the past 24 hours ending at 8:00am Thursday.
With the new figures, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 5,84,395 and the number of deaths hit 8,797, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
A total of 27,045 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and 13.26 per cent of them tested positive for COVID-19, the DGHS said in its daily update.
Bangladesh on March 8 confirmed the first cases of COVID-19 and the first death on March 18.
The country’s case positivity rate is now 12.94 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.51 per cent.
The DGHS in its daily update said that among the 34 new deaths, 33 patients died at hospitals and one died at home.
Among the new deaths, 27 died in Dhaka division, three died in Chattogram and one died each in Khulna, Barishal, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions.
18 of the deceased were above the 60 years of age, 11 was in between 51 years and 60 years, one was in between 41 years and 50 years, two were in between 31 and 40 years, one was in between 21 and 30 years and one was in between 11 and 20 years.
So far, 5,29,894 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the country, including 1,985 in the past 24 hours.
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