A labourer works in a dockyard beside the Buriganga River during a government-imposed lockdown as a preventative measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Dhaka on May 5, 2020. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

On Tuesday (5), Bangladesh reported 786 new COVID-19 cases in the country, its highest single day tally. The total cases now stand at 10,929 with 183 fatalities, said Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services.

Bangladesh confirmed its first COVID-19 infection on March 8. The number of patients have spiked in recent days in the South Asian nation-688 on Monday and 665 on Sunday.

In the past week– from April 29 to May 5– a total of 4,446 people were infected with the novel coronavirus in the country.

‘You see the number of infections are increasing everyday. Without self awareness, maintaining social distance and hygiene, we cannot control the situation,’ said Nasima.

She said that in the past 24 hours, 5,711 people were tested and 786 of them were found COVID-19 positive.

Nasima said that 193 more people recovered from their infections in the past 24 hours and the total recovery rose to 1,402.