Bangladesh logs 2,292 new virus cases, deaths top 6,500
Bangladesh has recorded 2,292 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 456,438.
The death toll surged to 6,524 after 37 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Thursday, the government said in a statement.
Another 2,274 patients recovered from the disease at home and in hospital care, bringing the total to 371,453.
As many as 17,052 samples were tested at 118 authorised labs in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 13.44 percent, according to data released by the health directorate.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 81.38 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.43 percent.