Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 1,140 fresh cases, 7 deaths


Bangladesh on Thursday reported 1,140 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight seven lives.

“The country reported 4.86 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 23,435 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 950 while one Covid-19 death was reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,097 people and infected 15,89,947 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 15,50,364 after another 196 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.51 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

The DGHS said among the total 28,097 fatalities, 12,273 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,695 in Chattogram, 2,065 in Rajshahi, 3,620 in Khulna, 949 in Barishal, 1,273 in Sylhet, 1,375 in Rangpur and 847 in Mymensingh divisions.