Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed the highest single-day jump to 4,008 new Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths.
The Covid-19 infection rate stood at 22.87 percent in the 24-hour period from Tuesday 8am to Wednesday 8am. The highest infection rate of 22.91 percent was recorded on June 2.
Along with the highest number of daily cases, the recovery rate also increased slightly on Wednesday.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said that among the total cases till Wednesday, the recovery rate is 38.77 percent for both symptomatic and asymptomatic novel coronavirus patients, and death rate is 1.33 percent.
The recovery rate was 21.40 percent, 37.55 percent and 38.38 percent on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Besides, 58,995 active cases are currently undergoing treatment in Bangladesh, which is 59.9 percent of the total cases.
Dr ASM Alamgir, principal scientific officer of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), told The Business Standard that the number of confirmed cases has increased as more tests are being done.
"Besides, the recovery rate has increased because the number of patients has gone up," he added.
Around 18,922 samples were collected and 17,527 were tested in 59 labs across the country in the last 24 hours since Wednesday.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus has risen to 1,305 and the number of total infections is 98,489. Besides, 1,925 patients recovered from the virus during that time, increasing the tally to 38,189.
So far, Bangladesh has carried out 551,244 Covid-19 tests, and 17.77 percent of the samples have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
"Many people are getting infected and dying every day due to Covid-19. So, we should remain alert about maintaining social distancing," said Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of Health Directorate during an online briefing.
"Among the deceased patients, 28 were men and 15 women. Of them, 21 were from Dhaka, 12 from Chattogram, four from Rajshahi, two each from Khulna and Mymensingh and one each from Sylhet and Rangpur," she added.
Among the deaths, around 27.90 percent were from the age group of 61-70 years. One each also died from age group of 0-1, 11-20 and 21-30. Twenty-seven patients died in different hospitals, 15 at their homes and one was diagnosed with the infection after death.
The deadly virus has killed 446,390 people globally and infected 8,274,598 so far.