After 19 days, the number of Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh has again exceeded the 3,000-mark in a single day.
The last time the number of patients crossed this mark in the country was on July 29, when 3,009 cases were reported. Additionally, the highest number of single-day cases reported last month was 3,533 on July 15.
In the last 24 hours till Tuesday 8am, a total 3,200 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Forty-six people also died of the virus during that period.
The country's death toll from Covid-19 now stands at 3,740, revealed a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With this, the total number of positive cases in the country stands at 282,344. In the previous 24-hour period till Monday 8am, at total 2,595 people tested positive for Covid-19, while 37 died.
The latest day's infection rate was 21.87 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 20.48 percent.
In the past 24 hours, 3,234 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus, with the total number of recoveries reaching 162,825. The recovery rate is around 57.67 percent.
Of the deceased, 35 were men and 11 women. Of them: 23 were from Dhaka, six from Chattogram, seven from Khulna, four from Rajshahi, three from Rangpur, two from Barishal, and one from the Mymensingh division, the press release read.
Forty-four of them died in different hospitals and two at their respective homes.
Among the deceased patients: one was 11-20 years old, one was 21-30 years old, three were 31-40 years old, two were 41-50 years old, 17 were 51-60, and 22 were above 60 years old.
Some 15,435 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 14,630 were tested in 91 labs nationwide. So far, 1,378,819 samples have been tested.
A total of 2,953 males and 787 females have died of Covid-19; 78.96 percent and 21.04 percent, respectively.
Division-wise, out of 3,740 fatalities till date: 1,791 hailed from Dhaka division, 847 percent from Chattogram, 302 from Khulna, 247 from Rajshahi, 174 from Sylhet, 144 from Barishal, 154 from Rangpur, and 81 from Mymensingh.