Bangladesh today confirmed 22 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 2381 new cases of infection testing 11,439 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 672 and the number of total infections stood at 49,534.
"Among the dead patients, 19 are male and three female. 11 of them are from Dhaka division, eight from Chattogram, one each from Sylhet and Barishal," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Profe Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
However, 15 of the patients died at different hospitals, six at their respective homes and one was diagnosed with the infection after death.
"13,104 samples were collected in last 24 hours and 11,439 were tested. A total of 320,369 samples have been tested so far in the country after the pandemic broke out," she added.
Besides, 816 patients recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 10,597.
According to the latest data by DGHS, 21,39% coronavirus infected patients have recovered and some 1.36% died. However, the infection rate has been 20.81% today.
Currently, 59,136 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,707 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 228,743 people have completed their quarantine course.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 449 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 6,021 after 3,238 left."
"The country is capable of accommodating 13,284 people at different isolation wards and 31,991 people at 626 institutional quarantine facilities," she added.
Moreover, there are 399 ICU facilities and 112 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.
As many as 8,897,081 hotline health services were given by 16,247 trained and 4,217 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 177,089 in last 24-hour till 8am today.
Till date, a total of 702,593 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 47 at airports, 120 at seaports and 393 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,489,162, of which 2,140,293 were distributed and 348,869 are left in store.
The virus has killed 374,158 people globally and infected 6,278,606 so far.