- Total infected: 494,209
- Total death: 7,129
- Total recovery: 426,729
- Total sample test: 3,005,512
The country logged 40 more deaths from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest daily count in three months.
Earlier on 21 September, the Department of Health reported 40 deaths from the deadly virus.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 7,129, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday.
Prof Nazrul Islam, noted virologist and former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, told The Business Standard, now more people are using facemasks so the Covid-19 infection rate is in decline, but the number of deaths is on the rise because of poor hospital management.
To control the death rate, hospital system should be developed, he said.
A total of 1,877 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am Tuesday while the number of coronavirus cases stands at 4,94,209.
The latest infection rate is 9.85% of the total tests till yesterday though the overall rate in the country is 16.44%. The death rate stands at 1.44%.
Some 2,884 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 4,26,729 with 86.35% recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 26 were men and 14 were women. Of them, 39 died in different hospitals across the country while 1 at home.
Moreover, 24 of them hailed from Dhaka, 10 from Chattogram, two from Rangpur and Mymensingh respectively and one each from Khulna and Sylhet.
Meanwhile, 19,054 samples were tested in 140 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 30,05,512 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 5,439 of the total dead were men and 1,690 women.
The country's first Covid-19 case was reported on 8 March this year and the first death from the virus on March 18.
Global death toll rises to 1,630,581
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,630,581 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to the Worldometer at 06GMT on Sunday.
At least 73,292,455 coronavirus cases have been registered. Of these, at least 51,432,681 are now considered recovered.
On Tuesday, 3,087 new deaths and 1,10,823 new cases were recorded worldwide.