Health authorities have confirmed that another 45 Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll from the deadly disease to 1,783 in Bangladesh.

Between Sunday and Monday mornings, 4,014 more people also tested positive for Covid-19, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 141,801.

Sharing the latest data, Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said that at present the total infection rate against the number of total tests was 18.96%.

Addressing the daily online briefing from Dhaka on Monday afternoon, she also said that 253 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.

So far, a total of 57,780 patients — 40.75% of all infected — made full recovery around the country, since the first Covid-19 cases were recorded on March 8.

Of the 45 new deceased, 36 were men and nine women.

Thirty died in different hospitals and 14 at home, while one died on the way to the hospital.

Of the total, 22 died in Dhaka division, 10 in Chittagong, five in Khulna, three each in Sylhet, and Barisal and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh, said Prof Nasima.

She added that the mortality rate was 1.26% against total cases detected so far.

DGHS official Prof Nasima said as many as 14,413 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients around the country in the last 24 hours.

During the same period, 17,837 samples including previous collections were tested in 65 labs across the country, and 4,014 of them or 22.50% tested positive, she said.

In total, 784,034 tests have been conducted so far — of which 18.96% tested positive, she added.

A new Covid-19 testing lab started operating in Gulshan, taking the total number of labs to 68 across the country.

Prof Nasima said 1,028 more people were taken to isolation between Sunday and Monday mornings across the country, while 609 were released. Currently, 14,942 people are in isolation around the country.

Till Monday, 25,838 people were sent into isolation, and 10,896 released.

In the last 24 hours, another 3,053 people were put in quarantine and 2,692 were released. At present, 64,959 people are quarantined across the country.

Till Monday, 361,224 people were quarantined, and 296,365 released.