Bangladesh reports highest daily spike with 13,768 Covid 19 cases
Bangladesh reports highest daily spike with 13,768 Covid-19 cases
| 12 Jul 2021, 18:35
The number of COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with 13,768 new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, pushing the nationwide coronavirus tally to 10,34,957 so far.
"The death toll rose to 16,639 with 220 new fatalities, the second highest number of deaths in a single day," Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement .
It said 31.24 percent of the 44,067 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.
The recovery count rose to 8,81,521 after another 7,020 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 85.17 percent recovered, while 1.61 percent died.