After seeing below 200 deaths for four consecutive days, Bangladesh again reported 228 deaths in 24 hours as of Sunday morning.
Besides, 11,291 more people came out Covid positive in 37,587 sample tests during the period, said a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With Covid's Delta variant spreading fast, the country's fatalities had been hovering at nearly 200 for the last two weeks. It reported the highest daily Covid-19 fatality number – 231 – on July 19 and 13,768 infections on the 12th of the month.
Meanwhile, the daily test positivity rate increased to 30. 04% from Saturday's 32.55 %, while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 5% or below rate.
However, the case fatality rate remained static at 1.65% during the period, said the DGHS.
The recovery rate rose to 85.77% with 10,524 patients recovering during the 24- hour period.