- Total infected: 443,434
- Total death: 6,322
- Total recovery: 358,431
- Total sample test: 2,622,559
Bangladesh has recorded 2,275 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours till Friday at 8am; the highest in terms of infection rate in the last 76 days.
The latest day's infection rate was 14.58%.
This data indicates that infections of this deadly virus in the country are again moving up, leading the country to the edge of the second wave of the pandemic.
A total of 17 people died from the lethal virus in the same time period, said a press statement issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The previous highest single-day infection rate was reported on 5 September and was 15.18%.
Bangladesh's Covid-19 rate hovered between 20% and 25% from June to August. The highest daily infection rate in the country was reported on 3 August which was 31.91%.
The infection rate in Bangladesh began to lower at the end of August. The infection rate moved between 10% and 12% from September to 12 November.
However, in the last seven days, the infection rate began to rise gradually. Now it is above 14%.
The total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 443,434 with a death toll of 6,322.
The death rate stands at 1.43 %.
Among the latest day's victims, 11 were men and six were women. They all died while undergoing treatment in different hospitals across the country.
Of them, 12 hailed from Dhaka division, two from Rangpur plus one each from Chattogram, Rajshahi and Sylhet.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 15,607 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country, bringing the total samples tested to 26,22,559 in the country so far.
Meanwhile, 1,709 patients recovered from Covid-19. The number of total recoveries in the country stands at 3,58,431 with a recovery rate of 80.83%.
The country's maiden Covid-19 cases were reported on 8 March this year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.