Bangladesh reports highest number of COVID deaths, cases in 24hr

66 deaths reported, 7,213 new cases detected

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:24, Apr 06,2021


Bangladesh recorded 66 more COVID-19 deaths, highest for a single day in the country, in 24-hour period ending at 8:00am Tuesday.

The country recorded last highest daily deaths from COVID-19 on June 30 last year, with 64 deaths.

With the latest figure, the country so far recorded 9,384 deaths in the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Besides, the country also recoded a record highest daily cases in the past 24 hours, with detection of 7,213 cases.

The country recorded over 7,000 cases in the past three days.

With the latest cases, the country so far recorded 6,51,652 cases.

DGHS in the daily update said that 34,311 samples were tested across the country in the past 24 hours and 21.02 per cent of them tested positive for COVID-19.

In the previous four days, the country recorded over 23 per cent positivity rate.

Bangladesh on March 8 last year confirmed the first cases of COVID-19.

Exactly one year after the outbreak, the country witnessed a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths after gradual improvement since September last year.

In the last January and February, the weekly positivity rate dropped to 2-5 per cent while the weekly cases ranged between 2,400 to 6,000 and weekly deaths ranging between 50 and 150.

The positivity rate is now hovering above 23 per cent while the daily cases and deaths are breaking records as the days come.

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