Bangladesh has reported 55 more deaths from the novel coronavirus. This is the second time in a week that the country has witnessed such a high number of single-day deaths. The same number of deaths were recorded just two days ago, on Saturday.
The death toll now stands at 2,151 and the death rate at 1.28 percent.
Another 3,027 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am on Tuesday, taking the number of infections in the country to 1,68,645.
Thirty-nine Covid-19 patients died in different hospitals and 15 at their respective homes and one on the way to hospital.
Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, made the announcement during a virtual briefing on Tuesday.
"Of the deceased, 46 were men and nine were women, and 27 of them were from Dhaka, 12 from Chattogram, seven from Khulna, two each from Barishal, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet, one from Mymensingh divisions," she added.
According to the gender-wise analysis, some 1,703 people who have died from Covid-19 are male and 448 are female, which is 79.17 percent and 20.82 percent respectively.
"13,491 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 13,173 were tested in 74 labs across the country. So far 873,480 samples have been tested," Nasima said.
Besides, 1,953 patients recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 78,102.
Around 46.31 percent of novel coronavirus patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.28 percent have died.
The latest day's infection rate was 22.98 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date is 19.31 percent.
Currently, 63,441 people are quarantined across the country – including 2,438 newly-quarantined individuals. A total of 318,167 people have completed their quarantine course.
The country is capable of accommodating 31,991 people at 629 institutional quarantine facilities across the country.
"The authorities placed 802 new individuals suspected of having Covid-19 into isolation, bringing the total to 16,873 after 15,478 left," said Nasima.