Besides, the death toll from the virus in the country stands at 168 with five more deaths from the virus infection during the period.
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), came up with the disclosure in the daily online health bulletin at the Management Information System (MIS) in the afternoon.
Twenty-nine PCR labs collected 5,626 samples and tested 4,965 of them across the country, she said.
Of the dead, three were male and two were female, Dr Nasima said adding, "Two of them were aged above 60 and the rest were aged between 41 and 50. For the first time a senior journalist and a policeman have died in the country from the virus. We pray for the departed souls of those all," said Dr Nasima.
She said 10 new patients recovered from the disease and a large portion of infected patients are receiving treatment at hospitals in the capital.
"In the last 24 hours, 95 people took admission to hospitals across Dhaka city. So far, 1,731 patients have received treatment from hospitals in the capital," said Dr Nasima.
In the past 24 hours, 138 people have been taken to isolation while 2,182 home and institutionally quarantined.
Dr Nasima added that the country has over one lakh testing kits in stock.
"We’re in the process of buying more kits. No country is selling huge amount of kits at the moment. The crisis of kits is everywhere," she said.