BD reports record Covid cases, deaths07 April 2021
News Desk :
Bangladesh has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in a day -- 7,213 -- since the pandemic broke out in the country in March last year.
Between 8am Monday and 8am Tuesday, the health directorate reported the new cases which took the total to 651,652.
At the same time, record 66 more Covid deaths were recorded across the country-the highest ever daily figure.
With the new deaths, the country's total toll stood at 9,387 until Tuesday morning.
The latest data also marked the country's highest seven-day moving average of coronavirus fatalities -- 55.71 -- a jump from Monday's 52.71.
Meanwhile, a total of 34,311 samples were tested in total 237 government and private testing facilities in the same period - the highest number of samples tested in a single day till now.
During the late winter season, the infection rate had started decreasing sharply with the country recording 2.30% coronavirus positive cases on February 8 this year.
But the number of cases started going up significantly in recent times, which forced the government to impose a week-long countrywide lockdown from Monday.