Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 1 July : For the fifth consecutive day, the country recorded over 100 single-day deaths. Earlier in April, 100 plus casualties were recorded for four days in a row.
With today’s figures, the death toll reached 14,646 and the fatality rate stands at 1.59%, according to the Covid-19 bulletin issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Meanwhile, 8,301 more people contracted the viral disease during the same period, taking the total case count to 9,21,559.
The positivity rate also reached its peak at 25.90% as 32,055 samples were tested across the country in 5,66 labs.
The country’s maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
India reported 48,786 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s cumulative Covid-19 infection tally to 30,411,634, the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s (MoHFW) dashboard, updated at 8am on Thursday, showed. Due to the viral disease, 1,005 people died, taking the fatalities count to 399,459, reports Hindustan Times.
So far 3,964,509 people died globally from Covid-19 and 183,056,434 people contracted the virus to date, according to the data by Worldometer.