Bangladesh on Monday witnessed a significant surge in both Covid-19 fatalities and infections as 54 more people died of the viral disease and 3,050 people contracted the virus in the last 24 hours.
Today's death toll is the highest in 35 days and the number of infections is the highest in 59 days.
With Monday's figures, the death toll reached 13,172 and the case count stood at 8,29,972 according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Meanwhile, the death rate was recorded at 1.59% and the positivity rate was at 14.80%, which is also the highest in 55 days.
Also, 20,602 samples were tested in 512 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 39 were men, and 15 were women. Of the victims, 50 died in different hospitals across the country while four died at home.
Moreover, 14 of the deceased hailed from Chattogram division, 13 each from Dhaka and Rajshahi, seven from Khulna, five from Ranpur, one each from Mymensingh and Barishal divisions.
Also, 2,564 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.63% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,477 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,695 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 on Monday recorded 70,421 cases and 3,921 fatalities due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the caseload and death toll to 29,510,410 and 374,305 respectively, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, reports Hindustan Times.
As of Monday, 3,820,587 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 176,764,688 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer.