Bangladesh has recorded another highest single day coronavirus cases today (Thursday), crossing the total number of the cases to 40,000 mark, according to the DGHS official.
Fifteen more people died from the deadly virus in the country in the last 24 hours, Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Nasima Sultana said.
With this, the death toll due to the virus infection reached at 559, Dr Nasima said.
Besides, 2,029 more people tested positive for COVID-19 during the same period, raising the number of such cases in the country to 40,321, she added.
Prof Dr Nasima came up with the disclosure in the daily online news bulletin at the Management Information System (MIS) in the afternoon.
Among the victims, 11 were men and 4 were women. Of them, eight were from Chattogram division and seven from Dhaka division.
Some 9,310 samples were tested in 49 labs across the country until 8:00 am today for the highly infectious disease.
During the same period, a total of 500 patients recovered from the virus during the same time, taking the number of recoveries to 8025.
Earlier on Wednesday, 22 patients died and 1,541 people tested positive for the virus.
Bangladesh reported the first cases of coronavirus on March 08 and the first death 10 days later on March 18.
So far coronavirus infected 5,807,012 people globally and killed 357,800 of them, according to worldometer.info, a website that provides real-time updates.
Of the infected, 2,938,930 are currently being treated while 52,956 of them are in serious or critical condition, the website data shows.
United States of America (USA) was the worst victim of new coronavirus pandemic, reporting the highest infection (1,745,803) and death cases (102,107), the data showed.
As the virus began sweeping across the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.