Bangladesh on Sunday saw a steep rise in Covid-19 daily infection rate as the country recorded 17.65% infection in 24 hours.
On Saturday, Covid-19 infection rate was 14.90. The infection rate was below 5% for about two months. However, within few days the daily infection rate zoomed past the former figure.
Bangladesh confirmed 35 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the country's death toll to 8,904.
The Covid-19 daily death rate has dropped to 1.49 percent. The death rate was constant at 1.50 percent for the past four days, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the last 24 hours, 3,908 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 595,714.
Among the latest day's victims, 21 were men and 14 were women.
25 of them hailed from Dhaka, two each from Chattogram and Rajshahi , and one from Khulna and five from Barishal division.
All victims died in different hospitals across the country.
Meanwhile, 22,136 samples were tested in 224 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 4,588,830 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 2,019 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 535,641 with a 89.97% recovery rate.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 6,716 of the total deceased were men and 2,188 were women.
Neighboring country India recorded 62,714 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which took the nationwide tally to 11,971,624, the Union health ministry data showed on Sunday morning. The country also recorded 312 fresh fatalities linked to the infection in the said period, and the death toll now stands at 1,61,552, the health ministry data further showed.
The global death toll from the deadly virus reached to 2,791,019 as Covid continues to devastate countries across the world. The total global Covid caseload is 127,389,878, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.