Coronavirus: Highest 7,626 cases in a day
Bangladesh government on Wednesday reported 7,626 more coronavirus cases, the highest number of infections in a day, bringing the total number to 6,59,278.
The second highest record of daily infections was 7,213 and the third 7,087 reported respectively on April 6 and April 4.
In the last 24 hours, 63 new deaths from the virus were recorded. With this, the country's coronavirus death tally stood at 9,447.
The health directorate made the disclosure in a press release today.
Of the total patients, 5,61,639 recovered, with 3,256 made recovery in the last 24 hours.
The daily count came from test of 34,668 samples in the past day.
Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8 last year. Since then it has been struggling to curb spread of the highly contagious virus.
Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then its outbreak was seen across the world.
However, the epidemic infected 133,130,885 people and killed 2,889,054 across the globe till date, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles coronavirus cases and deaths.
Total number of people who recovered from the deadly virus reached 107,368,388 across the world.