Health authorities in Bangladesh on Friday reported the detection of 2,766 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours taking the total number to 2,71, 881.
Meanwhile, another 34 patients died of Covid-19 during the period raising the death tally to 3,591.
Over 86 labs tested 12,856 samples in the same period, and so the positivity or daily infection rate for Friday increased to 21.52 percent. According to criteria published by WHO in May, a positive rate of less than 5% is one indicator that the epidemic is under control in a country.
So far 13,28,757 samples have been tested in the country, and against the total number of tests, 20.46 percent have turned out to be positive (infection rate).
In the last 24 hours, 1,752 patients have recovered from the disease at hospitals and homes, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,56,623. The recovery rate in Bangladesh is 57.6 percent.
The overall fatality rate remained the same at 1.32 percent.
These data were revealed via a press release sent by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
According to DGHS, so far, 2,841 men and 750 women have died in Bangladesh.
Of the newly deceased reported today, 22 were aged above 60 years and 10 others aged between 41 and 60 years. The rest were below 40.
Among the new deaths, 33 died at hospitals and one at home.
Since March 18, 1718 died in Dhaka, 827 died in Chattogram, 233 in Rajshahi, 279 in Khulna, 139 in Barishal, 170 in Sylhet, 145 in Rangpur and 80 died in Mymensingh division so far.
Currently, over 18,000 people are in isolation while nearly 53,000 are home or institutionally quarantined in the country.