Seven more people died of COVID-19 and 497 more people were infected with the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Monday.
With the new figures, the death toll from COVID-19 rose to 152 and the number of infected people rose to 5913, said Directorate General of Health Services additional director general Nasima Sultana in the daily online bulletin on the coronavirus situation.
‘Five of the deceased patients were aged above 60 and one was aged between 41 and 50 and another one was a child aged below 10,’ she said.
Most of the deceased were from Dhaka division, Nasima said.
‘Six of them were male and one was female. Five of the dead were from Dhaka, one was from Sylhet, and one other from Rajshahi,’ she added.
Across the country, 4,192 samples were collected and 3,812 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Nine more people recovered during the period. With this, a total of 131 persons recovered from the novel coronavirus infections.
Nasima mentioned that the DGHS was working to collect information about the recovered patients taking treatment from home.
Some 1,01,722 people have been released from quarantine across the country so far.
Bangladesh announced its first COVID-19 case on March 8 and reported the first death on March 18.
But the number of tests conducted in the first month of the emergence of coronavirus infection was very low, around 50 a day on average.
World Health Organisation confirmed 28,10,325 cases and 19,3825 deaths worldwide until Monday afternoon.