COVID-19: Bangladesh crosses 11,000 mark in daily cases

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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:

With 11,525 fresh Covid-19 cases, Bangladesh has seen the biggest-ever daily surge, since the pandemic began, taking the tally to 9,66,406.

“The country recorded 163 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the past 24 hours, the second highest number in a single day,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

The country reported 31.46 percent COVID-19 positive cases, the highest in a day as 36,631 samples were tested in the past 24 hours while it registered 9,964 positive cases on July 5 (yesterday), the second single-day highest, reports BSS.

The official tally showed the virus killed 15,392 people, the statement added. The recovery count rose to 8,44,515 after another 5,433 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 87.39 percent recovered, while 1.59 percent died.

Both infections and fatalities of coronavirus continued to rise sharply in the past several days while the government has extended the ongoing lockdown till midnight of July 14. Earlier, the government decided to impose a nationwide seven-day lockdown till July 7 to contain transmission of the deadly virus.