Bangladesh on Tuesday saw an alarming growth in the number of Covid-19 cases as 3,554 people were diagnosed with the disease in 24 hours which is the highest in a single day since 2 July 2020, almost 8 months ago when the country saw 4,019 cases.
The daily infection rate saw a significant rise too as 13.69% of the tested population came out positive. Bangladesh had seen an infection rate of 11.19% Monday.
So far, 577,241 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.
A press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) also confirmed the death of 18 people across the country in 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 8,738 and the death rate is 1.52%.
So far 6,607 men fell victim to the viral disease in the country while the number is 2,131 in case of women.
In the last 24 hours, 1,835 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 525,994 with 91.12 percent recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 12 were men and six were women. Of them, 17 patients died in different hospitals across the country while one at home.
Moreover, 14 of them hailed from Dhaka, three from Chattogram, and one from Rangpur division.
Meanwhile, 25,954 samples were tested in 219 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 44,60,184 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The country's first Covid-19 case was reported on March 8 this year and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.
Neighbouring India today reported 40,715 infections of Covid-19, 10,731 active cases 29,785 recoveries and 199 deaths in the last 24 hours, data from the Union ministry of health and family welfare showed on Tuesday. The country's coronavirus tally stands at 11,686,796, active cases at 345,377, recoveries at 11,181,253, and the death toll at 160,166 so far.
As of Tuesday, the number of Covid-19 infected people has risen to 124,338,690 worldwide and the fatalities now stand at 2,736,721, according to Worldometer.