The death toll from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) stood at 501 in Bangladesh as 21 people died in the last 24 hours until today.
Bangladesh saw another spike in fresh cases on the day when the health authorities reported 1,975 fresh cases. The number of confirmed cases now stands at 35,585.
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), revealed the latest figures at a regular online briefing on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus rose to 345,059 on Monday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.
The number of confirmed cases has topped 5.4 million – 1.6 million in the US alone.
A total of 9,451 samples were tested across the country during this period, she said. Meanwhile, 433 people have recovered from infections over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovery to 7,334, she added.