Reported coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 344,264 after the health authorities announced the detection of 1,593 more infections over the last 24 hours till Thursday.
Besides, 36 more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus during the period, bringing the total casualties to 4,859.
Of the new deceased, 28 are men and eight are women. Among the total dead, 3,788 or 77.96 percent are men while 1,071 or 22.04 percent are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on September 17, 2020)
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.
As per the press release, 2,443 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 250,412.
During the period, 13,673 samples were tested in 94 labs across the country. With this, a total of 1,783,779 samples have so far been tested in the country.
The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 11.65 percent in the last hours while the overall infection rate is 19.30 percent.
Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 72.74 percent while the mortality rate is 1.41 percent.
On Wednesday, Bangladesh registered 21 deaths and 1,615 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,360 samples.
Meanwhile, the global infections from coronavirus have crossed 3 crore to reach 30,034,508 as of Thursday morning.
Besides, the virus has so far killed 945,092 people around the world, according to Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 7,288,425 patients, 7,227,181 are in mild condition while 61,244 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 21,800,991 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries.
The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 6,828,301 and 201,348 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 5,115,893 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 134,174.