Bangladesh confirmed 42 more deaths from Covid-19 today– the 93rd day since the first infection was detected.
This is the highest single-day death toll from Covid-19 in the country. With this, the total death toll has risen to 930.
Alongside the death record, the country also confirmed 2,735 new infections in the past 24 hours while testing 12,944 samples.
The figure pushed the total confirmed cases to 68,504.
Bangladesh confirmed its first Covid-19 case on March 8 and first death on March 18.
"Of the 33 men and nine women who died from Covid-19, 25 were from Dhaka division, eight from Chattogram, two each from Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal and one each from Rajshahi, Sylhet, and Rangpur," Additional Director General (Administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Nasima Sultana said this during an online briefing.
According to the latest DGHS data, 21.25 percent of Covid-19 infected patients have recovered so far, of whom 71 percent were male and 29 percent female.
Around 1.36 percent of the total patients, diagnosed with Covid-19, died. Of them, 77 percent were male and 23 percent female. The infection rate stood at 21.13 percent.
Meantime, Dr Nasima said, "A team of medical experts from China recently came to Bangladesh. They will stay here for 14 days."
"During this time, they will visit different Covid-19 hospitals, quarantine centres and labs in Dhaka and Narayanganj."
"They will share their experiences and views on Covid-19 management in Bangladesh."