After recording over 100 daily Covid-19 deaths for four consecutive days, Bangladesh registered 91 more fatalities in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, showing a little bit of fall in the death toll.
Besides, 4,559 people got infected by the deadly virus during the period, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
On Monday, the country had broken all the previous records of Covid-19 deaths registering 112 fatalities.
The latest figure pushed up the death tally to 10,588 with a mortality rate of 1.45 percent.
The fresh Covid-19 cases were reported after testing 27,056 samples. The infection rate dropped to 16.85 percent from 17.68 percent on Monday, the handout said.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8, 2020, while the first death on March 18 that year.
Health authorities have so far confirmed 727,780 cases. Among them, 628,111 people - 86.31 percent of all patients – have recovered.
The virus claimed 568 lives in January this year, 281 in February and 638 in March.
A ‘strict’ lockdown is underway across the country at the moment but people still seem apathetic towards health guidelines and safety rules.
The government has extended the ongoing lockdown by another week from April 22 in an effort to bring the situation under control.
Cause of concern
Concerns about the spread of more contagious and deadlier variants of the virus were raised by experts.
Research by the icddr,b has found that the South African variant accounted for 81 percent of the positive cases in Dhaka since the third week of March this year.