Bangladesh reported 78 more coronavirus-related deaths and 3,031 new cases on Tuesday morning, showing a downtrend.
The country witnessed over 100 deaths from April 16 to 19 and April 25 as the second wave of the virus hit Bangladesh.
The daily infection rate slipped to 12:51 percent from Monday’s 12.82 percent while the mortality rate remained static at 1.49 percent.
So far, 751,659 cases and 11,228 deaths have been confirmed, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a handout.
The number of recoveries now stands at 666,927 including 5,234 new cases which indicates 88.73 percent of the patients have recovered.
The new cases were confirmed after testing 24,237 samples in the last 24 hours until morning. Bangladesh has so far tested 5,395,524 samples.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.
Deaths, cases soar in April
In the last 27 days, the country witnessed 2,182 fatalities and 136,882 new cases, making it the most fatal month since the outbreak began last year.
The virus claimed 568 lives in January this year, 281 in February and 638 in March.
Registering most of the deaths – 6,564 or 58.46 percent, Dhaka division remains the worst-hit region.
Of the latest fatalities, 50 were reported from Dhaka division and 10 from Chattogram division.
Six each died in Khulna, Rajshahi, three in Sylhet, one in Barishal, and two in Mymensingh divisions.
A rapid increase in Covid infections prompted the government to enforce a lockdown from early April which failed to achieve the intended result.