Dhaka: The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 virus in Bangladesh has now crossed 8000-mark, media reports said.
The south Asian country recorded 22 new deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 8003.
It took Bangladesh 312 days to reach the grim feat, 270 days to surpass the 7,000 body count, and 232 days to top the 6,000 mark since confirming the first Covid-19 fatality on March 18, reports Dhaka Tribune.
The country also recorded 436 new positive cases in the same period.
The total number of infections now stands at 531,326.