Bangladesh sees 15 more COVID-19 deaths
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Friday afternoon.
In the last 24 hours, 200 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 14,924 samples and tested 14,846.
With this, a total of 35,30,274 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 10 were men and the rest five were women. Of them, eight are from Dhaka, four from Chattogram, and one each from Rajshahi, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions.
The infection rate is 4.17 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 15.04 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 89.58 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.50 per cent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 21,02,414 people globally and infected 9,81,69,614 as of today afternoon.