Thirty-six people were reported dead from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, according to a press release issued from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The number of such deaths increased almost by 30 percent last week, compared to the week before, according to the release.
It has been 48 weeks since Bangladesh recorded its first covid-19 case in March.
With the new deaths, the total number of deaths from Covid-19 rose to 6,580 while the death rate stood at 1.43 percent. Another 1,908 cases were recorded in the same 24 hours taking the total number of positive cases to 4,60,619, added the release.
Against a number of 14,012 tests conducted in those 24 hours at 118 labs throughout the country, the positivity rate was 13.62 percent, while the overall positivity rate stood at 16.79 percent.
At least a total of 2,209 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the same 24 hours.
With this, the total number of recoveries rose to 3,75,885, while the recovery rate stood at 81.60 percent.
Among the 36 deceased yesterday, twenty-eight were males and eight were females. All of them died in hospitals, said the release.
One of them was aged between 11 and 20, one between 21 and 30, one between 41 and 50, ten between 51 and 60 while the rest 23 were above 60 years, according to the press release.
Of all the deceased so far, nearly 77 percent were males and Dhaka division saw more than half of the Covid-19 casualties.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 health emergency, the positivity rate was comparatively lower but it rose to the highest 25 percent late in May. Until the third week of August, the positivity rate was over 20 percent, which came down to 10 percent in October.
The positivity rate started to rise again since the beginning of November.
Experts predicted the rise in positive cases keeping in mind the lowering of the temperature in the advent of winter.