Bangladesh on Tuesday recorded 258 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest number in a single day since the pandemic began.
At the same time, 14,925 people tested positive for the virus after the test of 52,478 samples, taking the total number of infections to 1,194,752 in the country, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
The country has been seeing nearly 200 deaths every day for the past two weeks and breaking records of daily cases and deaths almost every other day.
The country saw the highest-ever 15,192 Covid cases on Monday.
With the new numbers, the death tally from Covid-19 reached 19,779 today while the caseload mounted to 1,194,752.
Meanwhile, the daily test-positivity rate declined to 28.44% from Monday’s 29. 82 % while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 5% or below rate.
Besides, the case fatality rate rose to 1.66% during the period after remaining unchanged at 1.65% for a few days, said the DGHS.