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Country records highest COVID cases, maximum deaths in 9 months

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:37 PM, 1 April 2021   Updated: 05:50 PM, 1 April 2021

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Bangladesh today reported 6,469 COVID-19 cases – which is the highest number of virus detection in a single day. Besides, the country also logged the highest number of coronavirus deaths in 9 months – 59 people died in 24 hours.

With the latest information, the death toll from the pandemic has risen to 9,105 while the tally of infections has surged to 6,17,764, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release on Thursday (April 1, 2021).

Earlier on Wednesday, 5,358 COVID-19 patients were detected while 52 deaths related to the disease were reported in the country.

The recovery count rose to 5,44,938 after another 2,539 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, said the release. 

A total of 28,198 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time, it added. “Of the total sample tested in the past 24 hours – 22.94 percent was positive.” 

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

As of Thursday afternoon (01-04-2021), a total of 129,594,382 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,830,627 while 104,500,042 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.