Bangladesh saw its biggest daily jump in the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths on Sunday as record 40 patients died and 2, 545 got infected in the span of 24 hours .
“The death toll stood at 650 as Bangladesh has recorded 40 deaths in the last 24 hours and it is the highest ever deaths in the country,” said Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana at its daily health bulletin.
In the meantime, the health authorities confirmed detection of record 2,545 new cases, taking the number of confirmed cases in the country to 47,153.
In the last 24 hours, 52 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 11,876 samples, she added.
Bangladesh broke the previous record of highest death count in a day within 24 hours as on Saturday the country saw the death of 28 patients.
Previous highest number of detection in a day was 2,523 which was recorded on Friday.
The detection rate of new cases on Sunday has been recorded at 21.43 percent.
Across the country 406 more patients made recovery, she said adding that so far 9,781 people have recovered from the disease.
Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 20.74 percent and the mortality rate is 1.38 percent in country.
Among the deceased, 33 were male and seven were female. “Of them, 28 died in Dhaka division, eight in Chattogram division, two in Khulna division.
According to age based statistics of the newly deceased; one was aged between 21 and 30 years, five were aged between 31 and 40 years, 11 between 41 and 50, eight between 51 and 60, 11 between 61 and 70 and four more between 71 and 80 years.
Across the country, 281 more people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours while 126 were released. Currently 5,794 people are in isolation.
During the same period, another 2,947 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 3,042 were released. At present 60,181 people are quarantined across the country.
Even though the government extended general holidays until May 30, it has decided not to extend it further.
Meanwhile, the public transport services were also resumed on Sunday as well as the government and private offices opened their doors for staff.
The number of global coronavirus deaths reached 369,274 on Sunday afternoon while the confirmed cases rose to 6,065,624, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.
According to JHU data, Brazil has come up to the second position after US with 498,440 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday. The country reported 28,834 deaths as of Sunday.
Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 103,781 patients and about 1,770,384 confirmed cases. In the US, New York State alone counted 29,710 deaths till the date.
The UK has the second-highest death toll at 38,458, followed by Italy with 33,340, France 28,774 and Spain 27,125, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.