Dhaka: Bangladesh continues to witness a deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as 185 new deaths were recorded due to the virus in the past 24 hours.
The death toll due to COVID-19 now stands at 16,189.
Dhaka logged 70 deaths, the most among eight divisions, followed by Khulna with 51 and Chattogram with 20, reports bdnews24.
The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,009,315 after 8,772 people tested positive for the disease until 8 am Saturday, according to the latest government data as quoted by the news portal.
Dhaka logged the highest daily cases among the eight divisions with 4,492. Chattogram saw 1,692, while Khulna saw 772, and Rajshahi saw 620.
In the past 24 hours, 5,755 people recovered from the illness in the country.
The Bangladesh government has imposed a harsh lockdown to control the pandemic.
The first COVID-19 case in Bangladesh was recorded in March 2020.