Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Fatalities climb to 8,476

News Desk
Bangladesh’s coronavirus caseload rose to 551,175 on Monday after the health authorities confirmed 845 new cases in the last 24 hours.Fourteen Covid-19 related deaths reported during this period pushed up the local fatalities to 8,476.
At the same time, 1,117 people recovered from the virus infections, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). So far, 504,120 patients (91.46 percent) have recovered.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
Meanwhile, the daily infection rate jumped to 4.98 percent from 4.3 percent on Sunday.
But the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.54 percent for the past few weeks, the DGHS said in a handout.
Authorities have so far tested 4,163,163 samples, including 16,958 in the past 24 hours.