Bangladesh on Thursday saw a steep rise in Covid-19 infection rate as the country recorded 10.45% infection in 24 hours.
On Monday, the daily infection rate had climbed up to 9.48%, which was the highest since 21 December, when the rate was 9.38%. Within two days the daily infection rate zoomed past the former figure. It was down to 7.68% Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh saw the highest number of cases detected in a single day within the past 100 days as 2,187 people were diagnosed with the disease. On 9 December, the country had detected 2,202 cases.
The number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 564,939 in the country.
The press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) also reported the death of 16 people in 24 hours spiking the total to 8,624.
It also informed that the death rate still stands at 1.53%. Among the latest day's victims, 12 were men and 4 were women. They died in different hospitals across the country.
Thirteen of them hailed from Dhaka and one each from Chattogram, Rajshahi and Khulna division.
Meanwhile, 20,925 samples were tested in 219 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 4,349,194 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 2,187 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 564,939 with a 91.61% recovery rate.
Neighbouring India today recorded 35,871 new Covid-19 cases which is highest daily spike this year, pushing the cumulative tally past 11,474,605 in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8am. The country has recorded more than 20,000 cases for the eighth day in a row, indicating a sharp rise in cases and a likely second wave. The active caseload in the country, increasing for a week now, was logged at 252,364 on Thursday.
The dreaded Covid-19 claimed lives of 2,694,637 people globally and nearly 121,914,549 people were infected till date.