Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 237,661 with the detection of 2,772 more infections in the past 24 hours till Friday.
Besides, the deadly virus claimed the lives of 28 more people during the period to take the total death toll in the country to 3,111.
Of the new deceased, 22 are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 2,446 or 78.68 percent are men while 665 or 21.32 are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on July 31, 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 2,176 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 135,136.
Prof Nasima said 12,614 samples were tested in 82 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 1,176,809 samples have so far been tested in the country.
In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 21.98 percent while the infection rate 20.29 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 56.86 while the mortality rate is 1.31 percent.
On Thursday, Bangladesh reported 48 deaths from coronavirus and 2,695 cases.
Meanwhile, coronavirus keeps raise its ugly head around the entire world as 287,282 cases were reported in the last 24 hours till 10am on Friday.
In total, confirmed Covid-19 cases have reached 17,474,691, according to Worldometer.
Besides, the death toll from coronavirus has reached 676,759 across the world.
Of the currently infected 5,860,161 patients, 5,793,789 are in mild condition while 66,372 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 10,937,771 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 4,634,985 and 155,285 respectively while Brazil is in the 2nd position with 2,613,789 cases and 91,377 deaths and India reported 3rd highest 1,639,350 cases.