Bangladesh on Monday reached the harrowing 100-death landmark, while also recording its highest single-day increase in confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 492.
The country was the joint 22nd fastest to reach 100 deaths, alongside Ukraine and Greece. The three countries took 22 days to record 100 deaths, while Spain tops the list at 11 days.
Turkey, Brazil and Romania required 12 days apiece to join the grim 100-death club, followed by Portugal at 14 days.
Monday’s estimate also made Bangladesh the 47th country to see at least 100 Covid-19 fatalities.
Bangladesh reported its first death from Covid-19 on March 18, just 10 days after the first three patients were diagnosed with the deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the country.
According to health authorities, the death toll from Covid-19 jumped to 101 on Monday with 10 fatalities in the previous 24 hours. The 492 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases took the tally of confirmed cases to 2,948.
Bangladesh registered 2,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases on April 18, just four days after the first 1,000 cases had been confirmed.
The fast spreading novel coronavirus has infected over 2.4 million globally, with more than 165,000 deaths as of Monday, according to Worldometer.
Over 637,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus around the world, so far.