Bangladesh has reported 3,288 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of positive cases in the country to 1, 59,679.
Nearly 2,000 people have so far succumbed to the disease, a senior health official said.
A total of 29 people died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of fatalities to 1,997, said Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Bangladesh remains the 18th worst affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases.
Globally, 5.2 lakh people have died due to the disease and more than 11 million have been infected.
In Bangladesh, the total number of infections stands at 1, 59,679.
A total of 3,288 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
With this, the current infection rate is 22.33 per cent. The total infection rate so far stands at 19.19 per cent, The Daily Star reported.
As many as 2,673 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.
The total number of recoveries has reached 70,721 and the current recovery rate is 44.29 per cent, the DGHS said.
The DGHS official said 13,871 samples had been collected from the suspected COVID-19 patients around the country in the last 24 hours.
In total, 832,074 tests have been conducted so far of which 19.19 per cent tested positive, she said.
The novel coronavirus originated in China’s Wuhan city in late December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months