Bangladesh confirmed 2,911 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily rise since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country on March 8, bringing the total to 52,445.
A total of 37 more people including 33 men and four women died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 709.
Bangladesh had earlier recorded highest 2,545 cases in a 24-hour period on Sunday.
Bangladesh on March 8 confirmed its first COVID-19 infections and on March 18 its first death.
The country is in the 13th week of infections. In recent weeks, the number of infections and deaths increased manifold.
Coronavirus infections and deaths are feared to climb on after the government on Sunday lifted restrictions on the public movement, reopened public transports, businesses and offices after reopening the markets, mills and factories, and malls on May 10.