Bangladesh has recorded 7,666 more Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning as infection rate climbs to 23.97%.
With the latest development, the total number of infections crossed the 900,000 mark.
Another 112 deaths have been reported during the period, taking the number of total fatalities to 14,388.
The number of confirmed cases in Bangladesh since the pandemic unfolded last year now stands at 904,436, according to the daily virus update released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The country reached the grim milestone of infections nearly 16 months after the health authorities detected the first cases in March 2020.
It took 29 days cross the latest milestone of 900,000 from 800,000 infection on May 31 while the caseload crossed 700,000 on April 14 and 600,000 on March 29.
The country needed 103 days to reach 100,000 cases, but the 200,000 cases mark was reached just 30 days later (133 days into the pandemic). However, the country has steadily taken longer to reach each subsequent 100,000 case increment.
Bangladesh took 39 days to reach 300,000 cases from 200,000, before reaching 400,000 cases from 300,000 cases in 61 days. The country needed a slightly quicker 55 days to reach 500,000 cases from 400,000.
With the latest development, Dhaka logged 3,068 cases, the highest among the divisions followed by Khulna with 1,367 cases, Rajshahi with 1,059 and Chittagong with 1,012.
On the other hand, another 4,027 patients recovered from the infectious disease over the same period.
The overall test positivity rate stands at 13.71%.
Of the 112 deceased – 67 men and 45 women – 61 were aged above 60, 24 aged between 51 and 60, 10 aged between 41 and 50, 14 aged between 31 and 40, two in 21-30 age group, and one in 11-20 age group.
The newest hotspot Khulna reported 35 fatalities, the most among the eight divisions, followed by Dhaka and Rajshahi with 22 and 21 deaths respectively.
Chittagong division counted 16 deaths while Rangpur logged 10 deaths, Mymensingh four, Barisal three, and Sylhet one.
So far, 10,253 men (71.26%) and 4,135 women (28.74%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.
Since the beginning, 7,562 people have died in Dhaka division, 2,727 in Chittagong, 1,011 in Rajshahi, 1,235 in Khulna, 421 in Barisal, 524 in Sylhet, 597 in Rangpur, and 311 in Mymensingh.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.59%.
Up to this point, 811,700 patients — 89.75% of all infected — have recovered from Covid-19 across the country.
Currently, 44,483 people are in isolation and 65,029 are quarantined.
In the 24 hours to Tuesday, 1,192 people received second dose of Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine, taking the total number of people receiving second dose of vaccine to 4,287,126. A total of 5,820,015 people received first dose of the vaccine.
Additionally, 4,291 people received first dose of Sinopharm vaccine over the same period, taking the total to 50,753 till now while 26 people received second dose of the vaccine in 24 hours, taking the total to 457 till Tuesday.
Meanwhile, as many as 240 people received first dose of Pfizer vaccine till now.
Health authorities in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020 reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.
The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December, 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 3,947,000 lives and infected as many as 182,277,000 people across the world till Tuesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.
As many as 166,827,000 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.