Bangladesh registered 258 more deaths due to Covid-19 and 14,925 new cases of coronavirus infections till 8am Tuesday, breaking the earlier record of single-day death toll of 247 on Monday.
The total number of deaths has reached at 19,779 and infections at 1,194,752 with the latest figure.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday disclosed the matter through a press release.
Earlier, 228 people died on Sunday, 195 on Saturday, 166 on Friday, 187 on Thursday and 173 on Wednesday. On July 7, for the first time, the death toll in the country exceeded 200-mark. 201 people died on that day.
Although the country saw a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases in April this year, it declined significantly in May. During this time, daily infection rate came down to less than 500.
However, the coronavirus situation got worsened soon and the upward trend of infection has continued since then. A strict lockdown has been going on across the country since the beginning of this month but no effective result of lockdown has been noticed so far.
According to the press release, a total of 12,439 people have recovered from coronavirus in 24 hours. So far, a total of 1,022,414 people have recovered.
The current positivity rate stands at 28.44 percent and the overall positivity rate stands at 15.81 percent.
Among the 258 deceased, 138 were men, and 120 were women. Of the victims, 241 died in different hospitals across the country, 17 died at home and one died on the way to hospital.
Among them 84 of the deceased were from Dhaka division, 61 from Chattogram, 50 from Khulna, 21 from Rajshahi, 11 from Rangpur, 7 from Sylhet, 13 from Barisal, and 11 were from Mymensingh division.
A total of 52,478 samples were tested across the country till 8am Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, 4,187,397 people died of Covid-19 across the world and 195,564,290 have been infected so far, according to Worldometer.