Bangladesh reports 1,696 new Covid cases, tally at 394,827

Around 38K new cases take India's tally close to 92L

Dhaka:  Bangladesh has reported 1,696 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 394,827, health officials said on Thursday.

The death toll surged to 5,747 after 24 fatalities were registered in 24 hours till Thursday morning, officials added.

Another 1,704 patients recovered from the disease in the same period, pushing the recoveries to 310,532, bdnews24 reported.

A total of 14,958 samples were tested at 110 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 11.34 per cent, according to a data released by the Health Directorate.

The official figures put the recovery rate at 78.65 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.46 per cent.