Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 5 April: Bangladesh has logged 7,075 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 644,439.
The death toll climbed to 9,318 after 52 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Monday, according to data released by the government.
Another 2,932 people recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 555,414.
As many as 30,239 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 23.4 percent.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 86.19 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.45 percent.
A Directorate General of Health Services release came up with the latest COVID-19 data.
Bangladesh had tested a total of 48,13,624 specimens as of April 5.
Bangladesh on March 8, 2020 reported the first COVID-19 positive cases while the first death was logged ten days later on March 18, 2020.