The densely-populated city has been a virus hotspot ever since the pandemic broke out last year

Dhaka has logged 70 out of the 185 deaths reported on Saturday, the highest among eight divisions as well as counted more than half of the new infections.

According to the figures by the health directorate, it logged 4,492 cases out of the day’s caseload of 8,772.

Densely-populated Dhaka city has been a hotspot for infections ever since the pandemic made its way into Bangladesh in March last year.

Stringent health safety measures had brought the infection rate in the capital under control, but it has surged to over 28% from nearly 3.50% just a month ago.

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According to figures released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Saturday, Khulna division followed Dhaka with 51 deaths.

Rajshahi counted 31 fatalities while Chittagong 20 followed by 11 in Rangpur, 10 in Barisal, seven in Sylhet and three in Mymensingh.

Out of new cases reported on Saturday, 1,692 were from Chittagong division, 772 in Khulna, 620 in Rajshahi, 394 in Sylhet, 284 in Barisal, 278 in Rangpur and 240 in Mymensingh.