Bangladesh on Saturday recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths for second consecutive day since the pandemic made landfall in the country in March last year.
The death toll climbed to 10,283 after fresh 101 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8:00am Saturday, according to a handout released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).The country has recorded 3,473 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the tally to 715,252.
The handout said the daily infection rate fell to 21.46 percent from Friday’s 23.36 percent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.
With the new cases, the total caseload reached 715,252 while the total number of recoveries was 608,815, (85.12 percent of all patients) including 5,907 in the last 24 hours.
1,237 lost lives in 17 days
The virus claimed 568 lives in January this year, 281 in February and 638 in March.Between April 1 and April 17, the country registered 1,237 deaths and 100,484 new cases.
On Thursday, the country recorded 94 deaths, a day after registering the highest number of single-day fatalities (96). The figure was 69 on Tuesday, 83 on Monday, 78 on Sunday and 77 on Saturday.