Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have surged to 216,110 with the registration of 2,856 more infections in the last 24 hours till Thursday.
Besides, the deadly virus claimed the lives of 50 more people during the period, bringing the death toll in the country to 2,801.
Of the new deceased, 41 are men and nine are women. Among the total dead, 2,209 or 78.86 percent are men and 592 or 21.14 percent are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on July 23, 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 2,006 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 119,208.
Prof Nasima said 12,398 samples were tested in labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 1,079,007samples have so far been tested in the country.
In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 23.04 percent while the infection rate is 20.03 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 55.16 while the mortality rate is 1.30 percent.
On Wednesday, Bangladesh reported 42 deaths from coronavirus and 2,744 cases.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases continued to spike around the world as record 279,764 more infections were recorded in the last 24 hours till 10am on Thursday.
In total, confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 15,374,394 around the world.
Besides, the death toll from coronavirus has jumped to 630,211 globally, according to Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 5,394,809 patients, 5,328,569 are in mild condition while 66,240 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 9,349,374 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries. Of them, 238,402 recovered during the last 24 hours.
The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 4,100,875 and 146,183 respectively while Brazil is in the 2nd position with 2,231,871 cases and 82,890 deaths and India reported 3rd highest 1,239,684 cases.