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Bangladesh records highest 3,554 daily Covid cases in 8 months

Some 3,554 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours until Tuesday morning, which is the highest in the number of infection cases registered by the country in a single day.

Bangladesh also recorded 18 more Covid-related deaths during the period, raising the death toll to 8,738.

With the fresh cases, Bangladesh saw the worst daily increase since July 15, 2020, pushing up the total infections to 525,994. The infection rate jumped to 13.69 percent from 11.19 percent a day before.

A handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the mortality rate in Bangladesh declined to 1.51 percent which remained static at 1.52 percent for the past four days.

Bangladesh is seeing an alarming rise in coronavirus infections in the last few weeks after a downtrend in both the death toll and new cases.

Bangladesh records highest 3,554 daily Covid cases in 8 months

On January 19 last, Bangladesh reported its virus infection rate just 5 percent and at one stage it fell below 3 percent. The virus cases have started soaring again on February 9.

On January 19 last, Bangladesh reported its virus infection rate just 5 percent and at one stage it fell below 3 percent. The virus cases have started soaring again on February 9.

In Bangladesh, the DGHS media release says, 525,994 patients - 91.12 percent - have so far recovered from the virus infection, including 1,835 in the last 24 hours.

Bangladesh reported its first Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020 while the first death on March 18 the same year.

In Bangladesh, Covid-19 tests are conducted at 118 government and private hospitals.

As of Tuesday, some 4,460,184 samples have been tested across the country, including 25,954 in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 vaccination drive is underway across the country. So far, 4,911,902 people have been vaccinated in the country since the drive began with the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on February 7

According to information provided by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Covid-19 fatalities across the globe crossed 2.7 million on Tuesday.

The total death toll and cases now stand at 2,722,715 and 123,635,513, respectively.

Source: United News of Bangladesh