Bangladesh has no respite from coronavirus as it reported 2,733 more cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday, taking the total to 196,323.
Besides, 39 more people lost their battle against the deadly virus during the period. With this, the death toll in the country has risen to 2,496.
Of the new deceased, 31 are men and eight are women. Among the total dead, 1,971 or 78.97 percent are men and 525 or 21.03 are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on July 16, 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 1,940 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 106,963.
Prof Nasima said 12,889 samples were tested in 79 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 993,291 samples have so far been tested in the country.
In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 21.20 percent while the infection rate is 19.76 percent 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 54.48 while the mortality rate is 1.27 percent.
On Wednesday, Bangladesh reported 33 deaths from coronavirus and 3,533 cases.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases continued to leap across the world as 235,129 infections were recorded in the last 24 hours till 10am on Thursday.
In total, confirmed cases have reached 13,692,605, according to Worldometer.
Besides, the deadly virus has claimed the lives of 586,839 people, including 5,618, during the period.
Of the currently infected 5,068,459 patients, 5,008,841 are in mild condition while 59,618 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 8,037,307 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries. Of them, 190,078 recovered in the last 24 hours.
The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 3,616,747 and 140,140 respectively while Brazil is in the 2nd position with 1,970,909 cases and 75,523 deaths.