April 21, 2021, 10:54 am
Dhaka: Bangladesh today reported 5,181 COVID-19 cases, the highest number in a single day, as the deadly virus was first detected on March 8, last year.
The country recorded 45 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, increasing
the death toll from the pandemic to 8,949,”, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
During the late winter season, infection rate started decreasing sharply
as the country reported 2.30 percent coronavirus positive cases on February 8
this year while the figure has surged significantly at recent times.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 18.38 percent tested
positive, while 13.01 percent cases were detected from the total tests
conducted so far, the release added.
A total of 28,195 samples were tested at 224 authorized laboratories
across the country during the time.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 6,00,895 as 5,181 new cases
were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The recovery count rose to 5,38,018 after another 2,077 patients were
discharged from the hospitals during the period.
Among the total infections, 89.54 percent patients have recovered, while
1.49 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were
reported in the country on March 8.