Bangladesh logged an additional 91 Covid-19 deaths and 4,559 infections in the past 24 hours on Tuesday counting the death toll to 10,588 and infections to 727,780 in the country.
Another 6,811 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 628,111.
A press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the development on Tuesday (April 20).
From Friday to Monday, Bangladesh witnessed the highest ever single-day deaths in the country. On Friday and Saturday, 101 people had died each day. On Sunday, the day’s death toll was 102, and on Monday, it was 112.
On average, 99.5 deaths were logged per day over the last one week. And over the last five days, the average was 101 deaths per day, taking the country’s death toll from 10,000-mark to over 10,500 in only five days.
Bangladesh on March 8, 2020 reported the first Covid-19 positive cases while the first death was logged ten days later on March 18, 2020.