Bangladesh saw another big jump in the coronavirus cases on Monday as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 3,480 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 1,15,786.
Besides, the deadly virus claimed 38 more lives during the same period, raising the death toll to 1,502.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr. Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
In the last 24 hours, coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 15,555 samples, she added.
Across the country, 1678 more patients made recovery at hospitals and homes.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
The confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 8.9 million globally till Monday morning, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
So far, 467,636 fatalities have been reported globally while more than 4.4 million people recovered from the virus.
The worst-hit US has recorded over 2.27 million confirmed cases, with a death toll of over 119,967 while Brazil, the world’s second-worst coronavirus hot spot, recorded 50,591 coronavirus deaths till Monday.
The UK has the third-highest death toll with 42,717, followed by Italy with 34,634, France 29,643, and Spain 28,323.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, Bangladesh has come up to 17th position with 112,306 confirmed cases.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.