Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 7,626 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day since the pandemic broke out in the country, taking the tally to 6,59,278.
With the deaths of 63 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 9,447.
Health authorities also reported 3,256 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,61,639, according to data released by the government.
A total of 34,630 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 22.02 per cent.
The recovery rate is at 85.19 per cent and the mortality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.
China reported first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, on January 11 last year.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 28,89,054 people globally and infected 13,31,30,885 as of today afternoon.