Eight more people have died of complications from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in Chattogram, health officials said on Friday.
Besides, 305 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19, taking the overall cases to 46,380 in Chattogram.
With the fresh deaths, 445 people have so far died from the deadly virus, said the Civil Surgeon’s office.
Situation across the country
Bangladesh’s coronavirus fatalities surged past 10,000 mark on Thursday, nearly 13 months after the first death from the virus was reported.
With 94 deaths, two less than Wednesday's, the death tally rose to 10,081. The mortality rate went up to 1.43 percent from 1.42 percent, according to government data.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 last year and the first death was announced 10 days later.
Health authorities announced 4,192 new cases in a 24-hour period till Friday morning, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Bangladesh’s daily infection rate rose to 21 percent, up from 20.89 percent on Wednesday.
Coronavirus claimed 568 lives in January this year, 281 in February and 638 in March.
The government launched a vaccination campaign on February 7 with doses received from the Serum Institute of India.
Experts are calling for ramping up the drive and urging people to follow the health guidelines to keep themselves and others around them safe.
On April 8, Bangladesh began its second phase of inoculation amid uncertainty over vaccine availability.