A total of 41,408 coronavirus infection cases were detected and 1,169 people died from the deadly disease across the country, including in Dhaka, last month.
According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of daily deaths from coronavirus has risen again in the last few days as 1,765 new infection cases and 41 deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.It said 41,408 coronavirus infection cases were detected, 1,169 people died and 58,946 recovered from the disease in May this year. A total of 1,47,837 infection cases were detected and 2,404 died in the country in April.
The DGHS said the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 12,660 with 41 new deaths. The total death rate has stood at 1.58 percent.
Some 1,765 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, raising the total number to 8,02,305. The daily infection rate has stood at 9.67 percent in the last 24 hours.
Some 1,779 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,42,151 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood at 92.50 percent.
The DGHS said 13.45 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 9.67 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 18,250 samples, out of 18,536 collected, were tested at 503 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 59,65,763 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 of infections and deaths 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 extended in phases.
The government also extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until June 6 as there has been no substantial improvement in the Covid-19 situation.