Country records highest daily Covid-19 cases in 3 months
The country's novel coronavirus death toll now stands at 7,280 and the number of total cases stands at 500,713
Thirty five more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till Monday at 8am, while the daily cases reached their highest number in the last three months.
According to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 2,525 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
Previously, the highest number of daily cases was reported on 2 September, when 2,582 people tested positive for the deadly virus in a single day.
The country's novel coronavirus death toll now stands at 7,280 and the number of total cases stands at 500,713.
The latest day's infection rate was 16.43% of the total tests, which is also the highest number in the last 90 days. On 2 September, the infection rate was 16.98%.
Meanwhile, 15,372 samples were tested in 114 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 2,772,701 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Among the dead, 24 were men and 11 were women. All of them died at different hospitals across the country.
Moreover, 25 of the deceased hailed from Dhaka, four from Rajshahi, two from Khulna, and one each from the Chattogram, Sylhet, Rangpur, and Mymensingh divisions.
In the same period, 2,539 patients were declared free of Covid-19, raising the total number of recoveries to 380,711 with an 81.89 % recovery rate. The death rate stands at 1.43%.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 5,099 of the total deceased were men and 1,545 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March this year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.