ZOOMBANGLA DESK: Bangladesh today reported 6,469 COVID-19 cases, the highest number in a single day, and it recorded 59 virus deaths, the highest number in over nine months, BSS reports.
“The tally of infections has surged to 6,17,764 as 6,469 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
A total of 59 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, second highest fatality as 64 virus deaths were recorded on June 30 last year, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 9,105.
The country has logged over 5,000 COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day, the DGHS said, adding 5,181 COVID-19 cases were recorded on March 29, 5,082 on March 30 and 5,358 on March 31 while 6,000 marks virus infection was crossed today.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 22.94 percent tested positive, while 13.15 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
A total of 28,198 samples were tested at 226 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
The recovery count rose to 5,44,938 after another 2,539 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
Among the total infections, 88.21 percent patients have recovered, while 1.47 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, 2020.
During the late winter season, infection rate started decreasing sharply as the country reported 2.30 percent coronavirus positive cases on February 8 this year while the figure has surged significantly in recent times.