Bangladesh on Monday witnessed highest ever 247 deaths from novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am.
It is the highest daily death toll from the deadly virus since the pandemic hit the country on March last year. The first Covid-19 case reported here on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
So far, the virus claimed 19,521 lives in Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, 15,192 virus cases were reported in the country, also the highest cases in a single day, taking the total cases to 11,79,827.
Among the deceased, 141 are male and 106 female are patients. Of them, 165 died in public hospitals, 55 in private hospitals, 26 died at their respective homes and one was brought dead to hospital.
Dhaka reported the most deaths and cases among the eight divisions in the last 24 hours with reporting 72 fatalities and 7,953 cases. On the other hand, Chattogram saw 61 deaths and 2,467 cases, Khulna 46 deaths and 1,186 cases, Rajshahi 21 deaths and 908 cases.
A total of 11,052 more people made recovery from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 10,09,923, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
As many as 50,952 samples were tested in 639 labs across the country, yielding positivity rate of 29.82 per cent while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 5% or below rate. The latest figures took the recovery rate at 85.6 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.65 per cent.
Bangladesh recorded 231 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths, second highest number in a single day on July 19 while it logged 13,768 fresh cases during the same period, the second highest in a day, on July 12.
According to Worldometer’s Covid-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 41,78,555 people globally and infected 19,49,85,522 while 17,69,00,907 made recovery as of today afternoon.