On the second day of a nationwide lockdown, Bangladesh recorded the highest-ever single day Covid-19 cases and deaths amid an alarming surge in infections in recent weeks.
In the past 24 hours till 8am Tuesday, 7,213 new Covid-19 cases and 66 more deaths from the virus were reported in the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The new cases took the total Covid-19 count to 6,51,652 with an infection rate of 21.2%. However, the overall infection rate stands at 13.44%
Meanwhile, the death tally reached 9,384 with an overall fatality rate of 1.44%.
Among the latest day's victims, 39 were men and 27 were women.
Moreover, 54 of them hailed from Dhaka, four from Chattogram, three from Rajshahi, two each from Khulna and Barishal and one from Sylhet division.
Of the deceased, 64 died in different hospitals across the country while two at home.
Meanwhile, 34,311 samples were tested in 237 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 48,47,935 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 2,969 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 5,58,383 with a 85.69% recovery rate.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
In India, the detection of 96,982 fresh infections in 24 hours has taken the country's coronavirus caseload to over 1.26 crore, data from the Union Health Ministry this morning showed. With 446 new Covid-19 deaths, the fatality tally reached 1,65,547 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile in Pakistan, 3953 fresh cases were recorded in 24 hours that took the caseload to 696,184. Besides, it reported 103 more deaths from Covid-19, taking the tally to 14,924.
As of Monday, the number of Covid-19 infected people has risen to 132,499,065 worldwide and the fatalities now stand at 2,875,844 according to Worldometer.