Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 9 July: Bangladesh has yet again recorded its highest daily death toll since the pandemic began with the toll now over 16,000 while the total cases crossed one million on Friday.
The country recorded 212 deaths in 24 hours to Friday morning, surpassing the previous high of 201 logged only two days ago.
Another 11,324 people tested positive in 24 hours to Friday morning, according to the latest figures by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 16,004 while the number of total infections rose to 1,000,543 in the country.
The country saw the death toll to rise by 1,000 in only five days.
As many as 36,586 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 30.95%