Bangladesh has recorded 21 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours pushing up the fatalities to 5,681 and the death rate at 1.46 percent, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Bangladesh’s recovery rate is steadily increasing with 1,627 new recoveries. So far, 305,599 patients have recovered with a recovery rate of 78.32 percent, the health authorities said.
Health authorities also reported 1,637 new cases, taking the caseload to 390,206.
Currently, there are 84,607 active cases in the country, it added.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18. The cases reached the 300,000-mark on Aug 26 while the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.
The fatality rate is 1.46 percent. So far, 21,78,714 samples have been tested — 15,146 in the last 24 hours — and 17.96 percent of them have turned out to be positive.