With the deaths of 102 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 10,385.
This is the highest daily death counts since the pandemic hit the country on March last year. On Saturday, the country saw 101 deaths from coronavirus.
During this timeline, 3,698 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,18,950.
Health authorities also reported 6,121 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 6,14,936, according to data released by the government.
In the last 24 hours, 257 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 18,928 samples and tested 19,404.
With this, a total of 51,70,067 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 59 were male and 43 female. Of them, 68 are from Dhaka, and 22 from Chattogram, three from Rajshahi, one from Khulna, and four each from Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.
As of today, a total of 7,694 men and 2,691 women died from Covid-19 in Bangladesh.
The infection rate is 19.06 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.91 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 85.53 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.44 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 30,26,315 people globally and infected 14,14,05,284 while 12,00,98,153 made recovery as of today afternoon.