Highest single-day Covid deaths recorded at 231

Bangladesh registered 231 more deaths from Covid-19 till 8am Monday, breaking the earlier record of single-day death toll on July 11, when 230 people died of Covid-19. The total number of deaths has reached 18,125 with the latest figure.   

This is the highest number of deaths recorded in the span of a single day since March 8, 2019 when the first case of coronavirus was detected. 

The country recorded 13,321 new infections in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 11,17,310, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Monday. The death rate now stands at 1.62 percent in the country, added the release. 

The current positivity rate stands at 29.59 percent and the overall positivity rate stands at 15.30 percent. 

Among the 231 deceased, 136 were men, and 95 were women. Of the victims, 213 died in different hospitals across the country and 18 died at home. 

73 of the deceased were from the Dhaka division, 57 from Khulna, 43 from Chattogram, 17 from Rangpur, 16 from Rajshahi, 11 from Mymensingh, eight from Sylhet and six from Barisal division.

A total of 45,012 samples were tested across the country till 8am Monday. 

During this period 9,335 Covid-19 patients have recovered. Up until now, a total of 9,41,343 people have recovered from the virus and the recovery rate stands at 84.25 percent.  

As of Monday, 4,108,240 people died of Covid-19 across the world and 191,322,425 have been infected so far, according to Worldometer.