The authorities yesterday reported 64 more Covid-19 deaths, the highest in a single day, and 3,682 new cases of infection.
The death toll has now reached 1,847 and total cases jumped to 145,483, Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said during yesterday's briefing.
The previous highest single day death cases -- 53 -- were reported on June 16 while a record 4,014 infections on Monday. The first coronavirus case in the country was confirmed on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
Among the newly deceased, 52 were males and 12 females. Thirty one of them were from Dhaka division, 12 from Chattogram, seven each from Khulna and Rajshahi, three from Barishal, and two each from Sylhet and Mymensingh divisions, shows DGHS data.
Of the deceased, 51 died in hospitals and 13 in homes, according to the data.
Seven of them were aged between 31 and 40 years, six between 41 and 50, 21 between 51 and 60, 16 between 61 and 70, 11 between 71 and 80 and the other three were aged between 81 and 90 years.
In 24 hours till 2:30pm yesterday, a total of 18,426 samples were tested across the country, taking the total number of Covid-19 tests to 766,460.
Meanwhile, 1,844 Covid-19 patients recovered in those 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery cases to 59,624, which is 40.98 percent of all confirmed cases.
In the same 24 hours, 547 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals while 727 were released.
SERVICES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
At the online briefing yesterday, Prof Nasima said health services for pregnant women were available at all upazila health complexes, district hospitals and medical college hospitals across the country.
"Following health rules, pregnant women can take at least four services from these hospitals … Trained healthcare providers, including midwives, are ready to serve pregnant women," she said.
In case of any emergency, she urged all to contact the nearest healthcare staffers or health establishments by calling phone numbers mentioned in health cards.
She also urged family members to take care of the pregnant women.