Bangladesh recorded 77 more deaths during the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, the highest one-day total since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.
The new death figure exceeded Thursday’s 74 as the pandemic keeps wreaking havoc across Bangladesh with new variants – “one from the UK and another from South Africa.”
The number of new Coronavirus cases dropped slightly to 5,343 after registering over 7,000 cases for the fifth day in the last six days until Friday, said a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Bangladesh on Friday recorded 7,462 news cases which was 6,854 on Thursday. On April 4, the country recorded 7,087 Covid cases and 7,075 the next day. On April 6, the number was 7,213 and 7,626 the next day.
The infection rate slipped to 20.49 percent during this period from 23.57 percent of Friday’s.
With the new 77 deaths, the Covid-19 fatalities rose to 9,661 while the mortality rate remained static at 1.42 percent for two consecutive days.
During the reporting period, 3,837 patients recovered, raising the number of recoveries to 572,378, the DGHS said.
Meanwhile, the government enforced a 7-day lockdown from April 5 to bring the situation under control keeping garment factories and offices open on condition of maintaining health protocols. Later, it allowed public transports movement in city corporation areas and reopened shops and shopping malls within a few days.