Bangladesh now is the sixth worst affected country in the Asia in terms of the number of positive cases
The number of Covid-19 cases reached 172,134 with 3,489 fresh cases detected in the 24 hours till yesterday morning.
Bangladesh now is the sixth worst-affected country in Asia in terms of the number of positive cases while India remains at the top of the table with 744,330 cases.
The country also confirmed 46 more deaths from Covid-19, and the death toll now stands at 2,197.
Among the deceased, 1,741 people were male and 456 female, said Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana during the daily virtual briefing yesterday.
"Some 15,883 samples were collected in the 24 hours and 15,672 were tested in 75 labs across the country. So far, 889,152 samples have been tested," she added.
The latest day's infection rate was 22.26 percent and the overall rate in the country till date stands at 19.36 percent.
Besides, 2,736 patients have recovered during the time, taking the total number of recoveries to 80,838.
Around 46.96 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have so far recovered in Bangladesh, while 1.28 percent have died.
Currently, 62,998 people are quarantined across the country, including 2,691 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 321,301 people have completed their quarantine periods.
The country is capable of accommodating 31,991 people at 629 institutional quarantine facilities across the country.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 792 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 16,856 after 16,287 left."
Dr Nasima further added that the number of general beds dedicated to Covid-19 treatment in the capital and other parts of the country are 6,305 and 14,945 respectively, while the intensive care beds count for 142 in Dhaka metropolitan and 394 in the whole country. There are 11,764 oxygen cylinders, 134 sets of high-flow nasal cannula and 98 oxygen concentrators available across the country.
The virus has killed 546,987 people globally and infected 11,965,162 so far.