Bangladesh on Thursday reported 35 more deaths from COVID-19, increasing the total deaths toll to 781.
The country also reported record 2,423 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 57,563.Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily online briefing.
Another 571 patients were released from hospitals in the same period, taking the recovery count to 12,161.
In the last 24 hours, 50 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 12,694 samples, she added.
Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
The number confirmed coronavirus cases across the world has gone up to 6,429,453 while the death toll reached 385,873 on Thursday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.
According to JHU data, Brazil has 584,016 confirmed coronavirus cases, the second highest in the world after the USA. The South American country lost 32,548 lives to Covid-19 till date.The US has the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths. It recorded 107,148 deaths and 1,851,530 cases so far. In the US, New York State alone counted 30,019 deaths till date.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.