Covid-19: Bangladesh records highest deaths of 143 deaths in 24 hours

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People, wearing protective suits, offer funeral prayers for a man who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his burial at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 6, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Dailynewsun Desk:

Bangladesh has recorded the highest number of deaths of 143 people in the span of only 24 hours (till 8am Thursday), according to a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

This is by far the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 in a single day in the country since the pandemic began last year.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country has reached 14,646.

At least, 8,301 new infections were recorded during the period, taking the total number of people infected to 921,559, added the release.