Covid-19: 44 more deaths, 2,322 new infections recorded in 24hrs
Bangladesh reported 44 more deaths and 2,322 new infections in the last 24 hours
Bangladesh witnessed a sharp rise both in the numbers of daily fatalities and infections as 44 more died and 2,322 people contracted the dreaded virus in the last 24 hours.
On Monday, the country recorded 30 single-day deaths and 1,970 cases with a positivity rate of 11.47%.
With today's figures, the total death toll increased to 12,913 and the case tally reached 8,15,282, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Also the positivity rate was recorded at 12.12% crossing the 12% mark for the first time since 27 April. However, the death rate remained unchanged to 1.58% during this same period.
In the preceding 24 hours, 19,165 samples were tested in 510 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 27 were men, and 17 were women. Of the victims, 40 died in different hospitals across the country while four at home.
Moreover, 11 each of the deceased hailed from the Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions, seven from Chattogram, six from Khulna, five from Ranpur, two each from Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions.
Also, 2,062 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.64% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,302 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,611 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
India's daily cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) dipped below the 100,000-mark for the first time in more than two months, as 86,498 infections were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Tuesday.
The country's death toll rose to 351,309 after 2,123 lives were lost due to Covid-19 in a day, the dashboard showed at 8am. The national Covid-19 tally, meanwhile, rose to 28,996,473.
As of Tuesday, 3,752,900 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 174,399,994 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer.