The Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh continued its upward trend as fatalities mounted to 10,283 after 101 people died from the virus in the last 24 hours till Saturday 8am.
It was the second consecutive day when the number of daily fatalities surpassed the 100-mark. Earlier on Friday, the country reported the same number of Covid-19 deaths.
However, the number of new infections dropped significantly compared to the past few weeks, with 3,473 people infected in the last 24 hours ending at 8am Saturday.
Between 4 and 7 April, the number of new cases was above 7,000, and it dropped below the 5,000-mark on 15 April with 4,192 new infections. The number was 4,417 on Friday.
The total number of infections now stands at 715,252 in the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
The number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was also lower than that in the past few weeks. Bangladesh tested 16,185 samples in 257 labs across the country in the last 24 hours. A day before, 18,906 samples were tested and a week ago, it was 26,077.
The daily infection rate was 21.46% and the overall death rate stood at 1.44% in the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 69 were men and 32 were women. Of them, 99 died in different hospitals across the country, and two at home.
Moreover, 67 of them hailed from Dhaka, 23 from Chattogram, three each from Khulna and Mymensingh, two each from Rajshahi and Sylhet, and one from Barishal divisions.
Meanwhile, 5,907 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with an 85.12% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 7,635 of the total deceased were men and 2,648 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.