DHAKA: Bangladesh recorded its highest number of daily deaths from COVID-19 in more than a month, bringing the Covid death toll to 13,118, according to the health authorities. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday reported 47 new coronavirus fatalities, marking the highest number of daily deaths since May 9.
The DGHS meanwhile reported 2,436 new confirmed cases in Bangladesh, taking the total tally to 826,922, The official data showed that 18,749 samples were tested on Sunday across Bangladesh. The total number of recovered patients in the country rose to 766,266 including 2,242 new recoveries from the pandemic on Sunday, said the DGHS.
Border districts continued to show an upward trend in Covid cases, with the infection rate higher than 50 percent in some of the districts. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 on Sunday afternoon.
According to the official data, the current Covid fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.59 percent and recovery rate is 92.66 percent. Bangladesh recorded the highest daily cases at 7,626 on April 7 and the highest number of deaths at 112 on April 19.
Global Covid Roundup: As per latest updates, the other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (17,412,766), France (5,802,314), Turkey (5,330,447), Russia (5,148,499), the UK (4,581,779), Italy (4,244,872), Argentina (4,124,190), Colombia (3,753,224), Spain (3,733,600), Germany (3,723,295) and Iran (3,028,717), the CSSE figures showed.