The rising number of deaths and coronavirus cases continued to storm the country with 27.39 percent daily infection rate in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
The country registered over one hundred deaths from the deadly disease for the seventh consecutive day. However, the number of daily infection cases has reduced to less than 7,000-mark on the day.According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of daily deaths has increased further as 134 more Covid-19 patients died while 6,214 new infection cases were detected in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Saturday.
Earlier, the highest number of daily deaths (143) was reported on July 1 and the highest number of infection cases (8,822) was reported on June 30 in the country.
However, the highest number of deaths from coronavirus was reported in Khulna division in the last 24 hours again while the highest number of infection cases was reported in Dhaka division again during the period.
The DGHS data said of the 6,214 infection cases, 3,362 were reported in Dhaka division, 148 in Mymensingh, 844 in Chattogram, 426 in Rajshahi, 532 in Rangpur, 539 in Khulna, 160 in Barishal and 23 in Sylhet division.
On the other hand, of the 134 deaths, 38 were reported in Dhaka division, 11 in Chattogram, 23 in Rajshahi, 39 in Khulna, 3 in Barishal, 15 in Rangpur, 4 in Mymensingh and 1 in Sylhet division in the last 24 hours.
The DGHS said the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 14,912 in the country with 134 new deaths. The total death rate remained unchanged as 1.59 percent on Saturday.With the 6,214 new infection cases in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, the total number of infection cases has reached 9,36,256.
Some 3,777 patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 8,29,199 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has declined to 88.57 percent.
The DGHS said 13.99 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 27.39 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 22,687 samples, out of 22,703 collected, were tested at 566 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 66,93,681 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.
The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18 the same year in the country.
Both infections and deaths from coronavirus earlier had started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year. However, the numbers started rising further from March 10.