Dhaka: Bangladesh’s coronavirus cases on Thursday crossed the 100,000-mark after 3,803 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the last 24 hours, a senior health official said. Also Read - Central Government's Teletherapy Helpline Counsels Over 60,000 People on Mental Health Issues Related to COVID-19 And Lockdown

The death toll due to the COVID-19 rose to 1,343 after 38 people died, according to the health directorate. Also Read - Drug Regulator Okays Psoriasis Injection For Restricted Emergency Use in Treating COVID-19 Patients

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh are 102,292, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General Nasima Sultana was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune on Thursday. Also Read - Delhi State University Exams, Including Final Year Stand Cancelled in View of COVID-19: Manish Sisodia

As many as 17,349 samples were collected between Wednesday and Thursday. Of those, 16,259 samples were tested in authorised labs across the country and 3,803 of them tested COVID-19 positive, she said.

In all, 567,503 tests have been conducted so far, she said, adding that the rate of recovery from COVID-19 in Bangladesh currently stands at 39.26 per cent while the mortality rate is 1.31 per cent.