Bangladesh on Sunday reported 42 more deaths from Covid-19, the highest single-day count, and detected 2743 new cases over night.
With that, the number of fatalities rose to 888 and cases 65,769.
Additional Director General for Health Prof Nasima Sultana made those disclosures at the daily virtual briefing.
She said the recovery count rose to 13,903 after another 578 patients were released from hospitals in the same 24 hours period till 8am of Sunday. They had tested 13,136 samples at 52 labs during the period.
Of the total infections, 21.20 percent patients have recovered while 1.34 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Bangladesh on March 8.
The first death was reported on March 18. The WHO declared the disease pandemic on March 11.
Nearly 75 percent COVID-19 patients are taking treatment from their homes, and many of them are being cured every day after receiving treatment through hotlines.
The government is asking people to stay at home as much as possible and wear masks if go public, maintain physical distancing and wash hands by soap to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Among the 42 deaths, 35 are male and seven female, she said adding, one is in their 20s, seven are in their 30s, nine in their 40s, seven in their 50s, 14 in their 60s, three in their 70s and one in his 90s .
Acording to the division-wise data, 27 deaths took place in Dhaka division and eight in Chattogram division while rests are in other divisions.
Dhaka, Narayanganj and Chattogram remained the ‘hotspots’ of the virus.
The health department asks all to contact hotline and mobile numbers - 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222 – to receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19.