Dhaka, May 20 : Covid-19 claimed 36 more lives and infected 1,457 others in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Thursday morning.With the latest figure, the number of fatalities rose to 12,284, said a handout of Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS).
The daily infection rate slightly declines to 7.50 percent from Wednesday’s 7.83 percent while the mortality rate remained static at 1.56 percent, it said.
The new cases pushed up the total caseload to 7,85,195.
The total number of recoveries is 7,27,510, including 1378 in the last 24 hours.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month, reports UNB.