Sample testing falls : Bangladesh sees 363 new Covid cases

Dhaka, May 16 :  Bangladesh recorded 363 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours until Sunday morning as the number of sample tests declined drastically since the beginning of Eid holidays.Only 5,430 samples were tested during the period which were two or three times higher before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Besides, the country saw 25 deaths taking the death toll to 12,149, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The mortality rate rose to 1.56 percent from Saturday’s 1.55 percent while the infection rate is 6.69 percent, the DGHS said.
So far, 7,80,159 people were found positive for Covid-19 in the country.
Considering the current situation, the government has extended the ongoing lockdown in the country until May 23. It also extended the closure of secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions until May 29, reports UNB.