Forty-two people have died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said during a briefing today.

The death toll now stands at 2,751 and the death rate at 1.29 percent.

Two thousand seven hundred and forty-four people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

With them, the total number of cases in the country is 2,13,254 and the current infection rate is 22.77 percent.

The total infection rate stands at 19.99 percent, according to DGHS.

Bangladesh is currently on the 16th position in the list of worst affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases.

The position is one step ahead of Colombia and one step behind Turkey, according to worldometer.info.

A total of 12,050 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima said.

Meanwhile, 1,805 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries stands at 1,17,202 and the recovery rate at 54.96 percent.

Among the deceased 30 were male and 12 were female while one was 11-20 years old, one within 21-30, three between 31-40, three within 41-50, 11 between 51-60, 14 between 61-70, eight within 71-80 and one was 81-90 years old, Dr Nasima also said.

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