The total number of coronavirus infection cases has crossed eight lakh in Bangladesh as the second wave of coronavirus transmission is still going on in the country.
However, the number of daily coronavirus infection cases has risen again as 1,710 new infection cases and 36 deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours till Monday morning.According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 12,619 with 36 new deaths. The total death rate has risen 1.58 percent.
Some 1,710 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the total number to 8,00,540. The daily infection rate has declined to 9.41 percent in the last 24 hours.
Some 1,567 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,40,372 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood at 92.48 percent.
The DGHS said 13.46 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 9.41 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 18,178 samples, out of 18,862 collected, were tested at 503 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 59,47,513 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.
The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18 the same year in the country.Both infections and deaths from coronavirus started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.
However, the numbers started rising further from March 10. Highest 7,626 cases were reported on April 7 and record 112 deaths were registered on April 19.
Following a fresh surge in both infections and deaths from the deadly pathogen, the government enforced a lockdown which was later extended in phases.
Meanwhile, the government has extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until June 6 as there has been no substantial improvement in the Covid-19 situation.