Bangladesh on Tuesday reported 36 more deaths in the latest Covid-19 bulletin, taking the country's death rate on a new growth trajectory at 1.38% for the third day. Last week it was 1.37%, the highest since May 31.
The country's death toll of the pandemic now stands at 4,552, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the 24 hours until 8am on Tuesday, 1,892 people tested Covid-19 positive against 14,973 samples. The daily infection rate was 12.64%, lowest since May 10. The overall infection rate stood at 19.84%.
Also, 3,236 people recovered during the period, with the recovery rate increasing to 69.19% against the number of infected.
Until now, 329,251 people have been identified as Covid-19 positive. Among them, 18,907 people still remain isolated or are undergoing treatment. Of the 36 deceased, 19 were men and 17 women. And 22 were above the age of 60.
Sixteen of them were from Dhaka division, eight from Khulna, six from Chattogram, two each from Rajshahi and Barishal and one each from Rangpur and Sylhet division. Thirty-five of them died at hospital and one at home.
So far, 3,553 men and 999 women have died from the Covid-19 across the country.
Bangladesh confirmed its first Covid-19 case on March 8, and the novel coronavirus caused the first death in the country 10 days later. As of Tuesday, the deadly virus has killed 897,217 people globally and infected 27,509,910 more, according to Worldometers.