Bangladesh on Thursday saw another jump in coronavirus cases as 2,029 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 40,321.
During the period, 15 more people died from the fast spreading disease, taking the death tally to 559.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily online briefing.
In the last 24 hours, 49 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 9,310 samples, she added.
She also said that in the last 24 hours 500 coronavirus-infected people made full recovery in the country.
Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
The number of global coronavirus deaths reached 355,653 on Thursday morning while the confirmed cases were 5,691,790, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.
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.