by Our Correspondent in Dhaka;-
Bangladesh has reported 36 more deaths from the novel coronavirus infections raising the fatality toll in the South Asian country to 5,129, according to official statistics released on Saturday.
A press release of the government’s health services directorate said 1,106 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours ended on Saturday morning.
With the new cases, the total number of infection stood at 357,873 since the country reported the first cases on March 8.
The number of recovery stood at 268,777 with 1,753 getting well in the last 24 hours, according to the release. It added the recovery rate at 75.10 percent and the mortality rate at 1.43 percent.
Bangladesh reported the first death from the virus on March 18.