Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 239,860 with the detection of 2,199 more infections in the past 24 hours till Friday.
Besides, the deadly virus claimed the lives of 21 more people during the period to take the total death toll in the country to 3,132.
Of the new deceased, 16 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 2,662 or 78.61 percent are men while 670 or 21.39 are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on August 1, 2020)
Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), came up with the information in the daily online health bulletin in the afternoon.
She said 1,117 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 136,253.
Prof Nasima said 8,802 samples were tested in 82 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 1,185,611 samples have so far been tested in the country.
In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 24.98 percent while the infection rate 20.23 against total tests carried out so far, she said.
The DGHS additional director general also said against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 56.81 while the mortality rate is 1.31 percent.
On Thursday, Bangladesh reported 28 deaths from coronavirus and 2,772 cases.
Meanwhile, coronavirus keeps raise its ugly head around the entire world as 292,527 cases were reported in the last 24 hours till 10am on Saturday.
In total, confirmed Covid-19 cases have reached 17,786,110, according to Worldometer.
Besides, the death toll from coronavirus has reached 683,491 across the world.
Of the currently infected 5,921,479 patients, 5,855,876 are in mild condition while 65,603 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 11,181,140 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries. Of them, 239,796 recovered in the last 24 hours.
The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 4,706,180 and 156,764 respectively while Brazil is in the 2nd position with 2,666,298 cases and 92,568 deaths and India reported 3rd highest 1,701,307 cases.