Bangladesh reported 56 more deaths from Covid-19 while health authorities detected 1,386 new cases in the last 24 hours till Saturday 8 am.
With today's figures, the total death count reached 11,934 and total positive cases stand at 7,73,513.Besides, the DGHS said, the new cases were detected after testing 16,915 samples, pushing up the total case count to 773,513. Bangladesh has so far carried out 5,630,894 tests.
After a massive upsurge, the number of daily cases fell below 2,000 since May 1. There has been a steady decline in the number of tests since April 28. The number of testes rose again over 20,000 on May 4, 5 and 6, according to corona.gov.bd.
The daily infection rate fell to 8.19%, which was 8.74% a day before, according to the DGHS.
The number of Covid deaths came down to as low as 50 after over a month on Wednesday.
Bangladesh saw 50 deaths on April 1 and it had kept rising since then.
The daily death toll soared to over 100 on April 16-19 and on April 25 but has been falling gradually since then.According to the DGHS, 3,329 patients recovered in the past 24 hours, putting the recovery rate at 91.81%.
The country reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.