Bangladesh has recorded another highest ever single-day death toll with 83 people dying from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours ending Monday 8am. This was the third consecutive day that the country witnessed the highest fatalities from the virus.
Previously, the highest single-day death toll from Covid-19 was recorded on Sunday when 78 people died from the virus.
With the news fatalities, the death toll reached 9,822 in the country with a fatality rate of 1.42%.
Professor Mohammad Mushtuq Husain, adviser at the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), told The Business Standard, "The number of deaths has been rising every day along with the rise in infection. Those who are dying now contracted the virus at least two weeks ago.
"Some of the newly infected people will die in the next two weeks. Now that the infection is much higher, the death toll will rise after two weeks."
Prof Mushtuq said everyone should wear a mask and follow the hygiene rules. Field hospitals need to be set up for the Covid-19 positive people who do not have isolation facilities at home.
Meanwhile, the country also saw a surge in the number of new cases with 7,201 infections recorded in the last 24 hours. The daily case count was recorded below the 6,000 mark in the last two days.
Since 4 April, the number of daily new cases has crossed the 7,000 mark for four consecutive days.
As of Monday, the country's caseload reached 6,91,957 with a single-day infection rate of 20.59%.
Among the latest day's victims, 54 were men and 29 were women. Of them, 74 died in different hospitals across the country and five breathed their last at home. In addition, four more died while being taken to hospitals.
Moreover, 54 of the victims hailed from Dhaka, 17 from Chattogram, four from Khulna, three from Rajshahi, two each from Barishal and Sylhet, and one from Rangpur division.
Meanwhile, 4,523 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with an 83.98% recovery rate.
A total of 34,968 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in 255 labs across the country.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 7,333 of the total deceased were men and 2,489 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March that year.