Dhaka – Bangladesh has recorded the highest number of single-day deaths of 22 from the novel coronavirus, raising the death toll to 408, a health officials said on Thursday.
The fresh deaths were reported in the last 24 hours ended on Thursday alongside the highest number of one-day infection of 1,773 people during the period, Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the government health services department, said.
The private and public health facilities across Bangladesh tested a total of 10,262 samples during this time.
The total number of Covid-19 patients stood now at 28,511 in Bangladesh, according to her.
The Health Minister, Zahid Maleque, warned the country was now at the peak of the novel coronavirus infection asking people to remain safe.
A total of 5,602 people recovered since Bangladesh reported first three cases of Covid-19 on March 8.
The health official said among the total infections, 19.47 percent patients have recovered while 1.04 percent died.
About the new deaths, Sultana said one is in his 30s, two in their 40s, 10 in their 50s, three in their 60s, two in their 70s, two in their 80s, and two below 20.
Eight of them are in Dhaka city and rests are outside the capital.
Gender-wise 68 percent of the total infection are male and 32 percent are female, she said.
Bangladesh testes a total of 2,14,114 samples since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.