88 COVID-19 deaths, 3,436 fresh cases
Bangladesh on Thursday reported 3,436 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 88 lives.
“The country reported 10.40 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 33,025 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
The official tally showed the virus killed 26,362 people and infected 15,07,116 so far, it added.
The country last saw 112 Coronavirus-related deaths on June 29 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.
The new cases were detected after testing 33,035 samples during the last 24 hours, said the DGHS.
The recovery rate rose to 95.41 per cent, while the case fatality remained static at 1.75 per cent compared to the corresponding period.
However, the situation was much more catastrophic from June to the better part of August as the country experienced a surge of Covid-related caseloads and deaths during that time.
Between May and June this year, there was a 273% rise in monthly caseloads and 162% in fatalities. In July, there was a 150% increase in caseloads and a 170% rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).