Bangladesh today reported 21 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), and 1,251 fresh positive cases. The recovery count rose to 4,993 in the same period after a record 408 patients were discharged from hospitals.
21 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 370, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told at the daily media briefing in the city.
Prof Nasima said the tally of coronavirus infections has climbed to 25,121 during the time after 1,251 new Covid-19 cases were detected.
The top health official informed that a total of 8,449 samples were tested across the country over the period.
Among the deceased, 14 were from Dhaka, four from Chattogram, one from Mymensingh, one from Khulna and another was from Barishal division. Of them, one was between 11-20 years old, two within 21-30, two between 31-40, five between 41-50, five within 51-60, four between 61-70 and two within 71-80 years old, Dr Nasima said.
A total of 326 people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours, she added.
Bangladesh confirmed the first coronavirus death on Mar 18, ten days after the detection of the first Covid-19 cases.
Globally, over 4.8 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 318,599 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.