Bangladesh today confirmed single-day highest 19 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 1,162 new cases of infection testing 7,900 samples in 41 labs in the last 24 hours.
Some 214 patients recovered from the virus during this time, increasing number of total cured patients to 3,361.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 269 and the number of total infections stood at 17,822.
"Among the dead patients, 12 are male and seven female. 13 of them died at different hospitals in Dhaka city, three in Chattogram Division and one each in Narayanganj, Khulna and Narail," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing today.
Ten of the deceased were aged above 60, seven belong to age group of 51-60 and one is under ten.
"Some 7,862 samples were collected in last 24 hours and 7,900 samples were tested in 41 labs across country," Dr Nasima added.
Currently, 45,221 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,558 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 182,361 people have completed their quarantine course.
Nasima Sultana said, "The authorities placed 150 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 3,435 after 1,332 left."
"The country is capable of accommodating 8,634 people at 601 isolation wards and 31,165 people at 617 institutional quarantine facilities," she added.
Moreover, there are 329 ICU facilities and 102 dialysis beds available for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in the country.
As many as 5,065,556 hotline health services were given by 15,733 trained and 4,072 volunteer doctors via three designated numbers, including 137,026 in last 24-hour till 8am today.
Till date, a total of 684,503 thermal screenings were conducted at different ports, including 404 at airports, 127 at seaports and 173 at land ports in the last 24 hours.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) collected by the government has been 2,167,547 by far, of which 1,796,196 were distributed and 371,351 are left in store.
During the briefing, Dr Nasima urged especial attention to the mental health of frontline fighters and empathy for coronavirus infected patients in the country.
The virus has killed 218,178 people globally and infected 3,146,808 so far.