Bangladesh today confirmed 21 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 1251 new cases of infection testing 8,449 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 370 and the number of total infections stood at 25,121.
"Among dead patients, 17 are from Dhaka Division and one each from Chattogram, Mymensingh, Khulna and Barishal, "Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
Dr Nasima said, "13 of them died at different hospitals, three at home and rest five were diagnosed with the infection after they died."
"9,091 samples were collected in last 24 hours and 8449 tested in 42 labs across country. A total of 193,645 samples have been tested so far," she added.
Some 408 patients recovered during this time, increasing the number of total cured patient to 4,993.
Currently, 51,217 people are quarantined across the country – including 3,531 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 196,274 people have completed their quarantine course.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 326 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 3,616 after 1,793 left."
"The country is capable of accommodating 13,284 people at different isolation wards and 31,840 people at 626 institutional quarantine facilities," she added.
Moreover, there are 399 ICU facilities and 106 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.
As many as 6,286,791 hotline health services were given by 16,051 trained and 4,183 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 216,357 in last 24-hour till 8am today.
Till date, a total of 690,483 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 39 at airports, 257 at seaports and 40 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,329,032, of which 1,981,772 were distributed and 347,407 are left in store.
The virus has killed 320,368 people globally and infected 4,905,839 so far.