Country reports 17 more deaths from COVID-19
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 Tuesday afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 1,886 more recoveries in a day, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,29,787
Among the newly deceased, 16 were men and one woman. Of them, 11 in Dhaka, four in Chattogram, and two in Mymensingh divisions.
In the last 24 hours, 113 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 14,732 samples and tested 14,061.
With this, a total of 23,75,763 samples were tested in the country.
The latest day’s infection rate is 11.80 per cent, compared to the sample tested, while the overall infection rate is 17.37.
Till now, the recovery rate is 79.92 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.45 per cent.
As of today, a total of 4,604 men (76.95 per cent) and 1,379 women (23.05 per cent) died of the deadly virus in the country.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.