News Desk, bdnews24.com
Published: 2021-04-19 16:48:47 BdST
The caseload surged to 723,221 after 4,271 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Monday, according to data released by the government.
Another 6,364 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 621,300.
As many as 24,152 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 17.68 percent.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 85.91 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.45 percent.
Globally, over 141.45 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.02 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.