Fifty-five more people died from Covid-19 in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours ending at 8am on Sunday.
This is the second-highest single-day Covid-19 fatality in the country.
The death toll now stands at 2,052 and death rate at 1.26 percent, Additional Director General of the health directorate Professor Nasima Sultana said this during a daily online briefing on Sunday.
In the last 24 hours, 2,738 people tested Covid-19 positive, taking the number of total infections in the country to 162,417.
This is the first time in the last 27 days that the confirmed daily Covid-19 cases went down below 3,000.
Of the deceased, 37 were men and 18 women. Of them, 19 were from Dhaka division, 13 from Chattogram, eight from Rangpur, six from Khulna, five from Barishal, two from Sylhet, and one each from Rajshahi and Mymensingh, Professor Nasima said.
During the time, 41 patients died at hospitals and 14 at home.
"In the last 24 hours, 13,965 samples were collected and 13,988 were tested in 68 labs across the country. So far, 846,062 samples have been tested," she informed.
Also, 1,904 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of the recovered to 72,625.
Around 44.72 percent of Covid-19 patients – both symptomatic and asymptomatic – have recovered in Bangladesh so far, while 1.26 percent of them have died.
The latest daily infection rate was 19.57 percent, against the total tests conducted, though the overall rate in the country stood at 19.20 percent.
Although fewer tests were done at the beginning, the number of tests increased from June.
The Directorate General of Health Services data shows that 15,965 samples were tested on June 10 for the first time.
However, the number of tests done fluctuated between 15,000 and 18,000 since then.
On June 26, 18,498 samples – the highest – were tested in a single day. But in the last three days, the number of sample testing dropped gradually.
The first confirmed Covid-19 case was detected in the country on March 8 and the first death was recorded on March 18.
About a month later, the death toll exceeded 100 on April 20 and it was 500 on May 25.
The fatality crossed 1,000 on June 10, 1,500 on June 22, and 2,000 on July 5.
Of the 2,052 people who died from Covid-19 up to now, 1,624 were men and 428 women.
Of the deceased, 1,060 were from Dhaka division, 634 from Chattogram, 102 from Rajshahi, 88 from Khulna, 86 from Sylhet, 72 from Barishal, 61 from Rangpur and 49 from Mymensingh.