Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 4 July: Bangladesh has yet again recorded its highest daily death toll since the pandemic began while surpassing the 15,000 mark.
The health authorities reported 153 deaths in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, taking the total number of death to 15,065.
The new record surpassed the previous high of 143 on Thursday.
The Covid-19 hotspot Khulna reported 51 deaths, the most among the eight divisions, followed by Dhaka with 46 deaths.
Meanwhile, another 8,661 people tested positive over the 24-hour period as the number of total infections rose to 944,917 in the country.
As many as 29,315 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 28.99%, according to the latest figures by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
As many as 29,879 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 28.99 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 88.25 percent and the mortality rate at 1.59 percent.
Bangladesh is currently facing a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, prompting the government to impose its harshest lockdown yet.
After record infections and deaths in April, June was the second cruellest month for Bangladesh since the coronavirus pandemic struck the country in March 2020