Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 11 April: Bangladesh set another grim one-day record as the highest-ever 78 more deaths from the novel coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours till Sunday 8am.
With the new fatalities, the death toll reached 9,739 in the country with a fatality rate of 1.42%.
Meanwhile, the number of new cases on Sunday remained somewhat lower than that of the last week, with 5,819 fresh cases recorded in 24 hours. Since 4 April, the number of daily cases crossed the 7,000-mark for four consecutive days.
The Covid-19 caseload now stands at 6,84,756 with an infection rate of 19.81%. However, the overall infection rate in the country stands at 13.69%.
Among the latest day’s victims, 53 were men and 25 were women. Of the victims, 77 died in different hospitals across the country while one at home.
Moreover, 47 of them hailed from Dhaka, 20 from Chattogram, four each from Rajshahi and Khulan, two from Sylhet and one from Rangpur division.
Also, 4,212 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 576,590 with an 84.20% recovery rate.
Besides, 29376 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in 248 labs across the country.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 7,279 of the total deceased were men and 2,460 were women.
The country’s maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
Meanwhile, neighbouring India has set another record of daily Covid cases with 1,52,879 infections in the last 24 hours, reports NDTV. The total case count reached over 1.33 crore in India. Besides, 1,69,275 people have died of Covid-19 in India, with 839 deaths in the last 24 hours. India is the third worst-hit country after the United States and Brazil.
As of Sunday, 2,941,108 people have died of Covid-19 globally with 136,120,990 cases of infection have been recorded so far.