Bangladesh has crossed the mark of 8,000 coronavirus cases as 571 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With the latest figure, the number of confirmed cases jumped to 8,238.
The country, however, witnessed a fall in death figures as two people have died of the disease over the same period, taking the number of fatalities to 170 in the country.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana revealed the latest figures in a daily online bulletin on Covid-19 situation from Dhaka on Friday afternoon.
She said as many as 5,958 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and of those 5,573 were tested.
Earlier, Bangladesh recorded the highest single day cases (641) from the coronavirus infection on April 29.
The DGHS official said among the new two deceased, one was male. Of them, one was above 60 years and another was aged between 51 and 60.
Of the death, one occurred in Dhaka, she said.
On April 20, the death toll from coronavirus infection crossed the 100 mark in Bangladesh.
On April 17, the country recorded the highest deaths (15) from the pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO), since the country declared its first death on March 18.
In the briefing, Nasima said 14 more people have recovered from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 174.
On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first case of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2 that broke out in China's Wuhan in December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 234,392 lives and infected 3,320,541 people across the world till 3:20pm on Friday, according to worldometer.
As many as 1,049,259 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 212 countries and territories across the planet.