by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka;
Bangladesh has reported the highest 96 deaths in a day from the novel coronavirus, taking the fatality toll to 9,987, according to government counts done in the last 24 hours ended on Wednesday.
A health ministry release said the death rate from the virus stands at 1.42 percent.
During this period, some 5,185 new infections were reported out of 24,825 samples, making the total number infections to 7,03,170, the press release said adding that the current positivity rate was 20.89 percent.
The total positivity rate was counted at 13.80 percent.
With some 5,333 Covid-19 patients recovering during the period, the total number of recovery stands at 591,299.
The recovery rate at 84.09 percent.
According to the press release 59 among the 96 fatalities are male. Fifty-five of them were above 60 year of age.